The Earthquakes That Rattled My Hometown

Three years ago, one of the largest and rare ‘longest’ earthquakes rocked my hometown, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia; the moment that made me realize the fickleness of Mother Nature. The earthquake was on everyone’s minds. Even though it wasn’t something new, this catastrophe extremely increased in both frequency and intensity.

Scientists believe that such an increase is due to a combination of natural and made-made factors. Instead of focusing on the natural scientific explanation, I would rather talk about its made-made factor. Human actions, for example…