reply to post by Darkblade71 (and especially this bit):
Before that it was 1594, then algebra then advent (or something similar, I didn't write it down ) and now at
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First thanks to IAMTAT for starting this thread. Most interesting stuff. Once you got onto the quake prediction angle I got even more interested as
it's one of my main areas of interest. However as I only found this thread today I didn't want to post until I'd read it through.
(Just a note: what follows is a bit long and I apologise for that, but I feel a bit of detail about some potential quake regions might be useful
here. My own humble opinions might not be, but I'll offer them anyway.
Now, on to Darkblade71's post: I suspect that Greece might
have come in simply because that country has been in real turmoil since its
elections last weekend; they have been struggling to cobble a government together and if things don't get sorted p.d.q. they'll be in very bad
economic straits. I'm suggesting this angle because not all things that are earth-shaking have to be literal and your question might have led some
answers that way. Granted, it could
be literal. More on that shortly.
However, I'm very interested in that 1594 number. In that year, there were a couple of pretty significant quakes. One was on April 21 in San Salvador
(in what is now El Salvador) – the first place that Columbus saw when he thought he'd reached India – and the other, in Ica, Peru was on Dec
Both regions can be quite seismically active and in fact I've had my eye on Peru for a little while now and am expecting something sizeable there
before too long. I'm not so sure about El Salvador, but it's not impossible by any stretch. The last bad one there was in 1986 if I recall
correctly. True, Greece could also have a big one as it's been a while since their last major quake, but in the first case I'd tend towards Peru.
By the way, someone mentioned their app gave them “Indian” but they discarded it as unlikely. However, if it means a part of India, the northern
regions are seismically active and have had some pretty strong quakes over the years, including a mag 6.8 (Mw) in Sikkim last September. On the other
hand it might refer to the Indian Ocean region. I'm sure we all recall the devastating Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami of 2004. There was also a
mag 8.6 (Mw) quake in that region just last month. So, while it's not out of the question that they'll get more, let's hope there are none in the
Originally posted by Darkblade71
Today's word is.........................
lol it was the first word out of the app.
Now, while I noticed a few members mentioned China/Chinese, I still felt more strongly about Peru. But in my mind, this one word changes things a lot:
whenever I see the word “Llama” I hear it (wrongly) as “Lama” and it reminds me of the Dalai Lama, Tibet, a certain T. Lobsang Rampa and his
writings about Lamas in “The Third Eye”, and also what he said about the sufferings of his country.
I'm sure everyone knows that Tibet was invaded by the Chinese over 60 years ago (which is why the Dalai Lama has lived in exile for so long).
Technically, it's now the “Tibet Autonomous Region” but is claimed by China as its own territory.
But do they get quakes there? Yes, they do. They had a bad quake up that way on April 14, 2010. Now known as the 2010 Yushu Earthquake, although it
was “only” a magnitude 6.9 (Mw) it killed more than 2,500 people, partly because the construction standards there mean that many buildings are not
This leads me to suspect that if there is anything to what we're trying to achieve here (and there might be), then in the near future there may be a
significant quake in the Yushu/Tibet border region. Somewhere around the region of 33 N and 96 E, if we want a location on a map.
On past history, any quake there in the mid to high mag 6 Mw range or stronger could cause serious casualties. One over a mag 7 could be very bad
indeed if it hits the same region, as even some buildings that survived the last quake could have been weakened and might fail.
So, a short list: I'd put China's Tibet Autonomous Region first. Peru is also highly likely, especially near the coastal side of the country. I
think San Salvador's a maybe, and Greece – well yes, it's a seismically active region and can't be counted out. In the case of Greece, I'd
suggest the two most likely regions would be either the Gulf of Corinth or around the Dodecanese Islands – possibly Rhodes.
By the way, I'm now running the xParanormal computer app, but while it's come out with some interesting stuff I haven't had any countries