reply to post by srsen
Hello ATS members,
Although I do not believe in prophesy or psychic abilities, I read this discussion with an open mind. And I did a bit of google search on catastrophic
earthquakes and their prediction. I am giving below some links and their highlights...IT DOES SEEM THAT A BIG ONE IS DUE SOON, how soon, no one can
1) Aftermath: What if a killer earthquake were to strike Karachi - PUBLISHED July 29, 2012
“The three plates are also moving at different speeds,” warns meteorologist Karam Khan of the Pakistan Meteorological Department. “If one
suddenly slips or goes backwards, there can be a major earthquake or a tsunami, since the plates are in the sea.”
2) Mt Tongariro eruption: Latest updates...Online Editor | Tuesday, August 7, 2012 7:25
"However, it was too early to predict the next series of events, and GNS Science expected heightened activity could continue for several weeks."
3) Bracing For Impact: Earthquakes And Risk Reduction - By Boris Sullivan - Sat, Jul 28th, 2012
"But, we only need to worry about the big ones, right? Wrong, says Gaherty. There is a very poor correlation between an earthquake’s magnitude and
human deaths, and a similarly poor correlation with economic loss."
4) Hidden 'super volcano' could kill millions, scientists warn - 8/3/2012 2:06:52 PM ET
"But the zone of intense seismic activity, which the ancients thought was the entrance to hell, also could pose a danger of global proportions with
millions of people literally living on top of a potential future volcanic eruption."
5) Is a major earthquake going to hit Oregon? - POSTED ON AUGUST 3, 2012, AT 8:05 AM
"A new study forecasts that the Beaver State could be rattled by a massive earthquake as powerful as Japan's devastating 2011 temblor.."
6) City prepares to begin construction of Fire Station 21 - POSTED: Monday, August 6, 2012 at 04:18 PM PT
“We’re really concerned about the (predicted) subduction zone earthquake and our water supply,” said Glen Eisner, logistics chief for Portland
Fire & Rescue.
7) Predicting a major earthquake not an exact science - July 22, 2012
"When an anomaly is discovered, seismologists and other specialists are assembled to determine whether it represents a precursor to an earthquake. If
it is judged to be so, the prime minister issues a warning. Citizens are evacuated and economic activity grinds to a halt. Bullet trains and other
modes of public transport are restricted, and the overall effect on society is immense."
8) 'Collective transfer' eyed for quakes - (Jul. 21, 2012)
"Two working panels of the government's Central Disaster Prevention Council have released interim reports, urging central and local governments to
do everything possible to mitigate damage from two devastating earthquakes and tsunami that the council believes could strike the Pacific coast and
the Tokyo metropolitan area at any time.
One of the two predicted quakes, the Nankai Trough earthquake, would occur in a submarine trough off the coast of the nation's central and southern
regions, the reports said.
The other, the Tokyo metropolitan epicentral earthquake, would strike the capital and surrounding areas, according to the reports.
The panels, headed by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, are studying countermeasures for two quakes.
The interim report by the Nankai Trough quake panel said it would cause tsunami, 10 meters or higher, to hit 11 prefectures, including Tokyo."
I would like to say here, that it seems odd that the 104 hour warning, all the news items might seem to point at 'something big'.
Maybe, its this Sunday, maybe 5 years or 50 years down the line. Geological/Seismic phenomena are common and have happened before, and will
happen...can anyone predict them with such conviction...that's the question!