A different point of view

Sometimes, events just don't cooperate with the map-maker. Normally, maps are oriented so North is up, East is right. English reads left to right and top to bottom, so when a sequence of events starts in the South and/or East and works North and/or West one can end up with the sequence's text reading backwards on the map or graphic. So a different point of view can come in handy, as in this 1999 graphic produced for 10th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.