Sunday, April 18, 2010

Earthquake pictures from Eridu

Here are two pictures of Eridu just after the great earthquake. Much of the city is in ruins. All services, electric and communications and utilities and water, are gone or disrupted. People dig with whatever they have to free others from the ruins. It is impossible to count, but early estimates are that hundreds are dead and thousands are injured.

This is by far the worst earthquake to strike any city in New Earth since the Crossing. Eridu used to be the grandest and most prestigious city in the settled world, before revolutions and unrest put it into a social and technological decline. After this earthquake, it may be many decades before it is restored to any of its former greatness.

Photoshop, April 2010 (our time)

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