Nostradamus, the famed 15th Century seer who published a collection of prophecies has predicted a Mega Quake for May 28.
The quatrain reads as follows:
“The trembling so hard in the month of May,
Saturn, Capricorn, Jupiter, Mercury in Taurus:
Venus also, Cancer, mars, in Virgo,
Hail will fall larger than an egg.”
There is in fact a planetary alignment on that date and the USGS has warned recently that the risk for the “Big One” striking California has increased dramatically.
In the new study, the estimate for the likelihood that California will experience a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years has increased from about 4.7% for UCERF2 to about 7.0% for UCERF3.
‘The new likelihoods are due to the inclusion of possible multi-fault ruptures, where earthquakes are no longer confined to separate, individual faults, but can occasionally rupture multiple faults simultaneously,’ said lead author and USGS scientist Ned Field.
Dr. Lucy Jones, who is a Science Advisor for Risk Reduction at the U.S. Geological Survey, referred to as one of the world’s leading experts, gave a speech at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco 2013 titled ‘Imagine America without Los Angeles’: she explained that, Southern California is in no way prepared for a massive earthquake, the kind that hits every 150-200 years.
A huge earthquake on the San Andreas fault could affect 10 million Californians, she said. ‘Loss of shelter, loss of schools, loss of jobs and emotional hardship. We are risking the ends of our cities,’ she said.
So will the “Big One” hit on May 28? Highly unlikely. The predictions of Nostradamus are vague at best, which is why they can be applied to so many world events after the fact. You didn’t believe that did you? Seriously? As for the planetary alignment, it’s true, however, it doesn’t involve the earth and even if it did, the gravitational effects of planetary alignments are minimal. The moon has more of a gravitational effect on the earth than any planetary alignment.
So what’s all the buzz about a mega quake that’s been filling the internet? The movie San Andreas is premiering on May 28; coincidence or over-eager publicist feeding info to less than reputable conspiracy sites? You decide.
Still, as we are reminded by the Nepal and Papua New Guinea quakes this month. A large quake can hit at any time. You should have your earthquake kits prepared. If I’m wrong and the “Big One” does hit on May 28, don’t expect an apology from me. I’ll be relaxing by my newly formed beach front property.