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Strange foam fills streets after Japan quake

April 17, 2016 | Comment icon 18 comments



The foam was piled up quite deep in places. Image Credit: YouTube / PunjabSpectrum
Residents of Fukuoka were perplexed when a thick layer of foam started to engulf the city's streets.
The peculiar substance, which first turned up on the city's roads and pavements in the early hours of Saturday morning, appeared following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake which shook the entire Kumamoto region just two days after an earlier magnitude 6.5 quake had struck the same area.

Believed to be directly related to the quakes, the foam has since become something of a social media phenomenon with residents uploading photographs and videos of it online.

Between the two earthquakes more than 1,500 people have been injured and at least 41 killed. Authorities are now battling against the clock to rescue as many survivors as possible.

"Nothing is more important than human life and it's a race against time," said prime minister Shinzo Abe. "Daytime today is the big test. I want rescue activities to continue with the utmost effort."



Source: The Weather Network | Comments (18)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by FlyingAngel 6 years ago
where? The whole of Japan is and has been seismically active for eons. Where you don't see a round dot. It's a waste of time and resource to build, rebuild and then destroyed in a matter of hour. They could start a farm, somewhere, start a simple life
Comment icon #10 Posted by cheo_vl 6 years ago
not even suggestions as to what it may be? nice article lol
Comment icon #11 Posted by Infernal Gnu 6 years ago
Did Godzilla have an orgasm?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Why not 6 years ago
Don't say anything about Godzilla. The LEFT will do away with you.
Comment icon #13 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
I don't understand. Why people not leaving the area with earthquake potential, too hard to rebuild everything from scratch ? People become attached to an area, no matter how dangerous it can be to live there. Look at all of the people in California with their houses sliding down the hills. They lose everything and go back for more. People are basically stupid. The news media proves that point daily with eir dummying down of the news and over dramatization.
Comment icon #14 Posted by ninjadude 6 years ago
Where you don't see a round dot. It's a waste of time and resource to build, rebuild and then destroyed in a matter of hour. They could start a farm, somewhere, start a simple life U realize the dots are epicenters,rigtht? The actual earthquake affects an area of hundreds of square miles.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Sundew 6 years ago
I believe the oft quoted phrase is, "I've seen enough anime to know where this is going...."
Comment icon #16 Posted by theotherguy 6 years ago
Where you don't see a round dot. It's a waste of time and resource to build, rebuild and then destroyed in a matter of hour. They could start a farm, somewhere, start a simple life The dots are where the earthquake started, not the area affected by the earthquake. I doubt there isn't a square mile of Japan that has not felt a damaging earthquake within the last, say, 150 years. And relocation is difficult at the best of times--although pretty much everyone has dreamed of simply selling off and hitting the road to anywhere, it means disconnecting from family, friends, income, support. And to "s... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by pokingjoker 6 years ago
its funny i was just getting ready to call it a night and this story caught my eye http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/291371/piles-of-foam-engulf-moroccan-countryside dated feb 8 2016 same thing going on 2 months later?
Comment icon #18 Posted by qxcontinuum 6 years ago
detergents


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