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I have been wondering if others are getting headaches too - that they normally don't get.
Originally posted by chickenshoes
Originally posted by kattraxx
As Jim Berkland 's biographer, good friend...I am going to say that this is a rumor. I do not believe he would have said an 8.0 quake would be the result this month. Look at his forecast. Once again, after posting the below post I will post Berkland's Dec. eq forecast. Also, he forecasts for 4 regions every month; he will make a MOSS prediction sometimes but I doubt that he forecasted such a quake/mag...He is gone till Dec. 19...so no way to know for sure. But I seriously doubt he'd predict a great quake in this manner. Oh, and working with him on The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes...he would never say "heavenly bodies'" or a "series of 8 plus megaquakes."
So, Cal's telling me this is BS. And she promptly posted it in her forum. How about a little more substance and less hysteria? Attributing false quotes to someone like Jim Berkland, I doubt, will go unnoticed.
[edit on 12/13/08 by kattraxx]
Thanks for checking on this, kattraxx. Like I said before, I had looked all over the web, and on his website, sysygy and couldn't find a thing at all that said he had actually predicted this, either.
Glad you have some connections, there
Originally posted by soma_pills
After reviewing the web bot language extensively, I believe one of the quakes predicted is likely to occur along the US/Mexico border. Specifically in the Imperial Valley, likely epicentered near the town of El Centro, CA. The location meets all the major criteria laid out in the ALTA report excerpts that have been posted on UrbanSurvival.com.
-The epicenter of one quake is said to have a playful or pun aspect to the name. El Centro, 'the center' seems like a pretty good pun to me.
-The Imperial Valley/Mexicali region is a major agricultural region, especially winter vegetables. link. The ALTA reports specifically mention vegetable fields.
-A quake and subsequent flood or disruption of the All American Canal water supply would lead to produce shortages/price impacts.
-The Salton Sea to the North, the All American canal and the gulf of Mexico all offer potential flooding vectors. A mega quake of Banda Aceh size (9.0+) could conceivably open a rift to the gulf allowing sea water in to the valley, as it and the whole Salton Sea region are below sea level.
-The Imperial Fault is known as a fault that produces visible surface ruptures even at small magnitudes. link This would be in line with the 'tiger stripes' language regarding visible surface changes. There are several other faults in the area, including the tail end of the San Andreas.
-The land offers multiple 'dispute' interpretations from Indian claims to the Mexican-American war to current day water rights disputes and the more vague concept of the 'reconquista'/Mexica movement.
I do not believe the 'volcano' aspect (edit: the 'dancing mountains' language which I am assuming is a volcano) is directly tied to this location but will be a factor either in the second quake, or as an indirect result of this quake (e.g. this quake triggers an event at Mammoth).
I am not saying this will happen A) in the window of the web bot prediction or B) ever. I am not in the prediction business. I am simply offering an interpretation of the ALTA report excerpts and analysis that has been provided on UrbanSurvival over the past few weeks. That said, I have followed the web bots for more than a year now. I believe they do have an ability to accurately predict some future events. I also believe they are still being 'fine tuned' with each ALTA run.
Nothing to do but wait and pray that they are wrong.
[edit on 14-12-2008 by soma_pills]