Monday, May 16, 2011

Earthquake Activity Update and Predictions. May 10, 2011.-----Updated May 16, 2011

Update (May 16, 2011):For those who ran because of a prediction from a man who died in 1979, this is a lesson.  First, if someone gets one prediction correct, it may be just luck.  In this case, it was one prediction that he had right.  If someone had multiple predictions over a broad spectrum of time that were correct, I may have left the area for an extended vacation just in case the prediction was correct again.  Panicking never helps anyone.  In fact, it causes more problems than just general preparedness for things like the ordinary earthquake, flood, tornado, or other event.  As far as predictions go, no one has yet been able to correctly predict an earthquakes date and time, that is, unless they had luck on their side.  If the event happens in the next few weeks and I am wrong and the timing is just off, I apologize.  For now, live life.  Enjoy living life and enjoy the time you have with your loved ones.  During this time, prepare for the unexpected by preparing 72 hour kits, getting food storage items bit-by-bit as you do your regular grocery shopping, and adding water storage where you have room.  These items are great to have on hand and can be useful in an emergency as well.  Best wishes!

World Recent Earthquake Map

5/9/2011 — 3.9 on Colorado New Mexico border — Global Earthquake and Volcano Overview

Posted on May 10th, 2011 admin 25 comments
Pressure is building on the north american plate beyond the rocky mountain continental divide. As far north as the Cascadia range in the Pacific Northwest, south east to yellowstone, then further south east to georgia, up north to Montreal / New York … The threat of a new madrid earthquake , in my opinion, goes up ANOTHER notch, with the signs of more activity in the north east, extending along the faults down to Arkansas. The pressure buildup is extending across the atlantic to the mid-Atlantic ridge, and now showing signs of stress on BOTH sides of the european plate.. the european plate is showing signs of “uptick” in activity.. as far north as south belgium, east towards Poland and south to the mediterranean sea. Expect anywhere along a plate boundry and anwhere there are active volcanos to experience 5.0 quakes and greater for the next 2 weeks or more. Also areas where DORMANT volcanos exist .. such as greenbrier Arkansas, Mono Lake California, off the coast of seattle, south belgium / west germany… Asia, the threat extends from the India Russia border (central india) south east to australia, and bending around the australian continent down to the south pole, right through new zealand, and branching north up to the hot spot of japan. Japan still is due for a VERY large quake.. in the 8.0+ range within the next 2 weeks. links below:...

Raffaele Bendandi Predicted May 11 Mega Earthquake For Rome

Posted by Chris Monty on May 10th 2011 

Thousands of local residents are fleeing Rome, afraid of an earthquake prediction made by a seismologist who’s been dead for years.

For months, Italian websites have been abuzz with discussions of the forecast made by Raffaele Bendandi, who claimed to have predicted many an earthquake and had predicted that Rome would be hit with “The Big One” on May 11, 2011.

The national TV network has run spots aimed at calming residents and assuring them that earthquakes can’t be predicted, but residents aren’t buying it.predicted, but residents aren’t buying it.

It seems too many people remember the 2009 earthquake in L’Aquila, which killed more than 300 people.

Days before it struck, Giampaolo Giuliani tried to warn locals of the impending temblor, but officials still maintain that he was incorrect about its exact epicenter.

Bendandi, who died in 1979 at the ripe old age of 86, thought earthquakes were the direct result of the combined gravitational pulls of the planets, the moon, and the sun…and also thought they could be easily predicted.

Back in 1923, Bendandi predicted that an earthquake would strike in the central Adriatic region of the Marches on January 2, 1924. He was only off by two days, but Italy’s main newspaper,Corriere della Sera, ran a front page story on “The man who forecasts earthquakes.”

This may just be a case of internet fear-mongering at its worst, however.

Paola Lagorio, the president of an association dedicated to Bendandi and his works, says there is nothing in any of his work that refers to a massive earthquake around Rome in 2011.

Teacher Wang gets away with it!!

May 5, 2011
Following up from my previous post, it would seem that Teacher Wang need not fear new legal actions against his creative marketing techniques!!
From the Taipei Times:
The Central Weather Bureau yesterday said it would not pursue legal action against a doomsayer who claimed on his Web site that a magnitude 14 earthquake would hit Taiwan next month.

Freight containers converted into houses that are allegedly to be used by followers of “Teacher Wang” stand in Puli, Nantou County: Photo: AFP/Sam YEH
The bureau said the individual, known as “Teacher Wang” (王), had written on his blog that based on his reading of the Chinese classic I Ching (易經) — also known as the Book of Changes — the super earthquake would hit at 10:42:37am on May 11.
He also claimed that a tsunami would hit on May 17 that could generate a wave as high as 170m.
Some media picked up Wang’s claims and a TV station interviewed him about his “research,” the bureau said.
After Wang’s Web post, some of his followers in Puli (埔里), Nantou County, began building about 170 shelters converted from cargo containers, the Apple Daily reported. Wang also claimed that millions of people would die in the cataclysm.
Wang advised people to stay in cargo containers, which he said would be safer than regular buildings, the paper said, also quoting construction workers as saying that they were rushing to finish by early next month.
To counter what it characterized as groundless claims, the bureau dismissed Wang’s comments as “nonsense” and had initially planned to fine Wang and the blog service provider for allowing Wang to publish comments in violation of the Meteorological Act (氣象法).
The act makes the bureau the only government body allowed to issue weather forecasts or warnings of hazardous meteorological and seismological phenomena. Article 24 of the act stipulates that people who report on such matters without securing permission from the bureau can be fined between NT$200,000 (US$6,973) and NT$1 million.
However, the bureau decided not to impose a fine on either after the blog operator voluntarily removed Wang’s comments.
However, the bureau said it would continue to monitor Wang’s comments.

Taiwan man commits suicide over apocalypse warning

May 5, 2011, 23:27 GMT

Taipei - A Taiwan man allegedly committed suicide because he worried the world was coming to an end after a self-proclaimed prophet warned of the pending apocalypse, a newspaper said on Friday.
The man in his 70s, identified only by his last name Cheng, lept from a window of his fifth-storey home in Peitou, on the outskirts of Taipei, Thursday, the Liberty Times said. He was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead.
His wife Chen Chu told police that he has been depressed since hearing the apocalypse warning made by a man, known only as Teacher Wang, that a killer earthquake and tsunami would hit Taiwan on Wednesday.
His worries deepened after magnitude 5.7 and 6.2 quakes hit Taiwan last week, she said.
Last week, Teacher Wang warned on his blog that Taiwan would be hit by a magnitude-14 earthquake which would trigger a 170-metre tsunami. An earthquake has never been recorded with a magnitude above 9.5, according to the US Geological Survey.

The Central Weather bureau has warned that Wang could be fined up to 1 million Taiwan dollars (33,000 US dollars) for making unauthorized earthquake warning.

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