Earthquake in Japan The 7.4 magnitude Earthquake in Kumamoto, that killed at least nine people and has had 44,000 people evacuated due to fears of aftershocks and volcanic activity, is reckoned to be the worst for 100 years. Although I know there has always been quakes, it is possible that this one has been caused by Global Warming. There’s a theory, that as the planet warms due to the pollution we create, that the ice caps of the planet will melt. Due to this, the pressure w...hich is pushing down on the earths tectonic plates, will decrease and the plates will shift. This will cause more and more earth quakes, volcanic activity, and even tidal waves, as time goes on. This is just a theory of course and there’s no need to get despondent, it’s just another reason why we all have to put pressure on our Governments and power companies and car makers to start making the changes we need, to make the planet run on renewable energy. We’re all in this together and you can’t be neutral on a moving train!!!