EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION ONLINE WITH JIM BERKLAND http://www.syzygyjob.com/
GEOLOGIST: ALARMING MAGNETIC FIELD CHANGES SIGNAL MAJOR QUAKE FOR THE
WEST OF THE U.S.! / FORMER U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SCIENTIST SAYS A MAJOR
QUAKE ON THE WEST COAST IS IMMINENT and HE HAS AN 80% SUCCESS RATE! –
By Terrence Aym, Helium.com, Wednesday, March 16, 2011
A former United States Geological Survey scientist says a major quake on the West Coast is imminent. JIM BERKLAND predicts earthquakes …
Never heard of him? Perhaps you should — especially if you live on or near the West Coast of the United States, or know someone that does.
Anyone with an average 80% SUCCESS RATE PREDICTING EARTHQUAKES should command attention, and lately Berkland has been in the limelight of the national media.
"The people that say you cannot predict earthquakes, they don't know what they are talking about," Berkland told the Santa Cruz Sentinel during a 2009 interview.
Appearing on late night radio shows for many years, since the great quake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan the retired geologist has been finding his booking calendar full. His unpronounceable and difficult-to-spell Web site:
has crashed several times after his latest appearances on FOXNews with Neil Cavuto and the popular talk radio host Michael Savage's show.
While Berkland has scored many direct hits with earthquake predictions — they fall within his self-described "seismec window"—his greatest claim to fame was his accurate prediction of the powerful 1989 temblor that rocked San Fransisco four days before it occurred.
Now the earthquake prognosticator admits he's worried about the prospects of a strong quake hitting the West Coast of the US sometime during March 2011, particularly AROUND SATURDAY, MARCH 19th.
The "ring of fire" that encircles the Pacific rim includes the region from Alaska south to South America. During the past several years earthquake and volcanic activity has been on the upswing all along the rim except on the northeastern perimeter.
Berkland believes that's about to change. He told as much to Cavuto:
"The month of October, March, and April are the three most devastating earthquakes in terms of damage in the San Francisco Bay Area in history. And we are having on the 19th of this month not only the full moon, but within an hour the closest approach of the moon to the earth until the year 2016.
"The next day is the equinoctial tides. So you're bringing together three of the maximum tide raising forces. We know about the ocean tides. But there is also an Earth tide. And there is a tide in the ground water. All of these help to release sudden, built up strain, and cause earthquakes."
Although thought by many of his peers to be a maverick, Berkland remains unfazed. His track record far outstrips any of his critics.
His approach to predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is certainly non-traditional. Using tidal flooding tables based upon lunar perigees—times when the moon is closest in its orbit to the earth having a measurable impact on gravitational pull — and the bi-monthly alignment of the sun and moon, he calculates percentage risk of probable events in given regions.
He also takes other things into consideration like the measurement of change in the magnetic field that he says are indications of changes in the earth's core and mantle. Tip offs of such changes can be seen in strange animal behavior such as lost pets and the mass beaching of whales and other sea creatures. Birds also provide clues. Recent research on the geomagnetic field and its relation to tectonic plates, earthquakes, and volcanic action tends to support his hypotheses.
Berkland says that the approaching seismic window is one of the largest in many years. He sees it developing between the 19th to the 26th of March 2011.
In the FOXNews interview he stressed, "I'm saying we just had a massive fish kill. Maybe a million fish died in Redondo Beach. They had a massive fish sweep in Mexico. We just had a bunch of whales come in close to San Diego."
Berkland is convinced that subtle changes in the magnetic field are the precursors to large earthquakes.
"Changes in the magnetic field often precede larger earthquakes. Most animals have the mineral magnetite in their bodies, including people."
Magnetite, a form of ferrous oxide, is very sensitive to magnetic fields.
"Just before the World Series quake," he explained, "there was very unusual beaching of rare whales in the Ocean Beach, in San Francisco. Just after that, an equally rare pygmy sperm whale washed up at Santa Cruz, within about five miles of the epicenter of the World Series quake. That kind of beaching had never occurred before nor since. So we're looking for strange fish coming into from deep water to the shallow water, wild animals coming into cities.
"I used to just scoff at these kinds of things, because I was a mainstream geologist until I found out that earthquakes are fitting a pattern. The big earthquake in the Indian Ocean followed massive beachings of whales in Taiwan — and not [just] Taiwan, but New Zealand and Australia and Tasmania. And then within couple of days, they had a 8.3 in south of New Zealand, and then came the 9.1 in the Indian Ocean, with the big tsunami, on the very day of the full moon."
The last really big quake that occurred on the northeastern rim of the ring of fire occurred in Alaska.
"The previous big quake and tsunami was in Alaska, which was a 9.2 magnitude event, on the day off the full moon, on the 27th of March."
That mega-thrust earthquake, known today as The Great Alaskan Earthquake, hit at 5:36 P.M. Alaska Standard Time on Good Friday, March 27, 1964. The ground split open, highways buckled, entire buildings collapsed and several tsunamis were generated. About 131 people died.
When asked if the quake that's coming will be another 9.0 event,
Berkland admitted he just didn't know.
CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE: WILL IT BE THE NEXT CASE OF A 9.0+
The Cascadia subduction zone is a subduction zone, a type of convergent
plate boundary that stretches from northern Vancouver Island to northern
California. It is a very long sloping fault that separates the Juan de
Fuca and North America plates.
New ocean floor is being created offshore of Washington and Oregon. As
more material wells up along the ocean ridge, the ocean floor moves
toward and beneath the continent. The North American Plate also moves,
in a general southwest direction, overriding the oceanic plate. The
CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE is where the two plates meet.
Rumor has it we are overdue for a major earthquake in the Pacific
Northwest. Bill Steele with the Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network
says he thinks California's San Andres fault could go first. Steele says
research shows that we are on a 500 year cycle with major earthquakes on
the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The last one was in 1700 and it sent a
tsunami to Japan.
LETTER FROM SENDAI, JAPAN
Hello My Lovely Family and Friends,
First I want to thank you so very much for your concern for me. I am
very touched. I also wish to apologize for a generic message to you all.
But it seems the best way at the moment to get my message to you.
Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to
have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. Since my shack is even
more worthy of that name, I am now staying at a friend*s home. We share
supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater. We sleep lined up in
one room, eat by candlelight, share stories. It is warm, friendly, and
During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes. People
sit in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line
up to get drinking water when a source is open. If someone has water
running in their home, they put out sign so people can come to fill up
their jugs and buckets.
Utterly amazingly where I am there has been no looting, no pushing in
lines. People leave their front door open, as it is safer when an
earthquake strikes. People keep saying, "Oh, this is how it used to be
in the old days when everyone helped one another."
Quakes keep coming. Last night they struck about every 15 minutes.
Sirens are constant and helicopters pass overhead often.
We got water for a few hours in our homes last night, and now it is for
half a day. Electricity came on this afternoon. Gas has not yet come on.
But all of this is by area. Some people have these things, others do
not. No one has washed for several days.
We feel grubby, but there are so much more important concerns than that
for us now. I love this peeling away of non-essentials. Living fully on
the level of instinct, of intuition, of caring, of what is needed for
survival, not just of me, but of the entire group.
There are strange parallel universes happening. Houses a mess in some
places, yet then a house with futons or laundry out drying in the sun.
People lining up for water and food, and yet a few people out walking
their dogs. All happening at the same time.
Other unexpected touches of beauty are first, the silence at night. No
cars. No one out on the streets. And the heavens at night are scattered
with stars. I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is
The mountains are Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see
them silhouetted against the sky magnificently.
And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to
check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is
on, and I find food and water left in my entranceway.
I have no idea from whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from
door to door checking to see if everyone is OK. People talk to complete
strangers asking if they need help. I see no signs of fear. Resignation,
yes, but fear or panic, no.
They tell us we can expect aftershocks, and even other major quakes, for
another month or more. And we are getting constant tremors, rolls,
shaking, rumbling. I am blessed in that I live in a part of Sendai that
is a bit elevated, a bit more solid than other parts. So, so far this
area is better off than others. Last night my friend*s husband came in
from the country, bringing food and water. Blessed again.
Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is
indeed an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over
the world right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events
happening now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide.
My brother asked me if I felt so small because of all that is happening.
I don*t. Rather, I feel as part of something happening that much larger
than myself. This wave of birthing (worldwide) is hard, and yet
THANK YOU AGAIN for your care and Love of me,
With LOVE in return to you ALL.
NOTE from Nick:
These times bring us together, uniting our differences and awakening the
truth that we are all one. There is nothing to fear, only the knowing
that we are all Divine, all Children of God, on a journey back to "The