They already survived the impacts and tsunamis so far. So how about a city in a formerly stable mountainous location then? But then the waves would go over the mountains like the movie 2012 did, but this time volcanoes, rifts, and impacts.
Ha ha, I remember seeing imagery like this in Oblivion- the Moon was cracked by aliens, and the effect this event had on Earth wrecking our civilization much like this. Maybe the Tet just gave the moon a good push so it went within the Roche limit? Never minding that if it had the energy to do that, it wouldn't need to drain the Earth for its fuel. XD Or that it could find more hydrogen in the outer solar system. Anyway, nice work!
"In the year: 1994. (* snicker snicker *) From outerspace comes a runaway planet hurtling itself between the Earth and the moon! Unleashing cosmic destruction! Man's civilization is cast into ruin. 2000 years later Earth is reborn. A strange new world rises from the old. A world of savagery, sorcery, and super science!"
I actually tried to think of a reason why moon broke up. I managed to think two ways even thought they are kind of hard to believe.
1. A massive asteroid or even dwarf planet collided with moon (don't ask me from what solar system corner that object arrived and why. Because i don't know ). Collision didn't shattered the moon but it pushed it towards earth and then it went too close it broke apart.
2. Humankind Performed some sort high-tech experiment involving gravity. It take place in orbit between earth and moon and it used their gravitational forces to produce new kind of never ending energy. It failed horribly of course and it created some sort gravity pit which bring both the earth and the moon very close to each other. Aaaand then the moon broke up. So yeah
Yep, and the broken moon is also featured in Origin: "Spirits of the Past" anime movie and this new sci-fi movie i can't remember it's name. This was the reason why i was hesitant to paint this scene. It seems that the broken moon is used in allot of stories, but oh well i decided to still paint it