This is the first book to document one geologist’s uncanny ability to foretell earthquakes around the world. The California geologist forecasted the famous Loma Prieta Earthquake that rumbled through the San Francisco Bay Area, and he was right on the money.
Many of Jim Berkland’s theories—based on tides, moons, geyser activity, magnetic-field changes, and strange animal behavior (disoriented pets, lost cats and dogs)—were linked to the great Indian Ocean quake-tsunami disaster on December 26, 2004.
This fascinating read includes stories of earthquake survivors, a wealth of details about seismic activity
in earthquake-prone regions around the world, tales of earthquake cover-ups, and future weather and quake predictions. Written in a warm and witty style, The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes is timely and advantageous.
Cal Orey is the author of several books and hundreds of articles for magazines such as Woman’s World, Woman’s Day, and The Writer. She lives near San Francisco, in South Lake Tahoe, California.
THE MAN WHO PREDICTS EARTHQUAKES
Jim Berkland, Maverick Geologist--
How His Quake Warnings Can Save Lives
by Cal Orey
"I heard my parents talk about a monster quake and killer waves, like the ones Crescent City, California, residents experienced when a tsunami swept in from the Pacific Ocean early on March 28, the day after the unforgettable quake struck Alaska. It was a surreal and unbelievable nightmare. It was miles away from my safe world in middle-class suburbia. I couldn’t imagine such a life-threatening catastrophe . . . "
There I was, months later in the summer on the porch steps of our house in San Jose, California with my Dalmatian Casey. It finally hit home. I was awestruck at the National Geographic magazine pages of snow-covered ground with gigantic cracks. Anchorage and other Alaskan cities were devastated.
Is it “far-fetched” to respond when a community has a sudden jump in missing pets? Geologist Jim Berkland doesn’t think so. Could it be a sign that an earthquake is coming? It just might.
Berkland has accurately predicted at least seven significant quakes around the world, an impressive record and invaluable asset in natural disasters. After all, scientists say that they aren’t able to reliably predict earthquakes.
Berkland hopes that “someday earthquake warnings will be announced along with the weather,” saving countless people’s lives around the world.
And then, I put the pieces together. I, too, was living on shaky ground, near the San Andreas Fault that runs almost the entire length of the Golden State. My life no longer seemed like the perfect “Dennis the Menace” safe haven of the 1950s. And things changed.
That was 40 years ago, and today I can still find myself pondering deadly fault lines and many of the earthquakes that I personally survived. Like me and other people, you’re likely to be both fascinated and freaked out by the power of earthquakes around the world, past and present. This fascination led me to Jim Berkland, who is the only American scientist to predict and name a major quake. Jim, a California geologist whose forecast of the famous October 17, 1989 “World Series Quake” that rumbled through the San Francisco Bay Area was right on the money. He’s also accurately predicted at least 6 other significant quakes around the world. He is the subject of "The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes."
This is the first book to document a geologist’s uncanny ability to foretell earthquakes around the world. Many of his theories--based on tides, moons, geyser activity, disoriented pets, lost cats and dogs, and magnetic field changes--are linked to the great Indian Ocean quake-tsunami disaster on December 26, 2004. Since scientists admit they aren’t able to reliably predict earthquakes, is it really so far-fetched to monitor lost cats? Berkland doesn’t think so. Berkland hopes that “someday earthquake warnings will be announced along with the weather” and could save countless people’s lives around the world.
This fascinating read includes stories of earthquake survivors, a wealth of details about seismic activity in earthquake prone regions–-West Coast, Midwest, the South, East Coast, China, Japan, and around the world, tales of earthquake cover-ups, and future weather and quake predictions. Written in a warm and witty style, and full of cutting-edge advice about do-it-yourself quake warnings and earthquake preparedness, The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes is a timely and important book. For Earthquake Prediction Online (predictions, evaluation, dreams, visions, seismically sensitive humans and animals, etc.).
Publication of this book coincides with the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and follows the largest earthquake/tsunami disaster of modern times.
Last Exit Magazine -A Progressive NYC Magazine Cal Orey describes herself as earthquake sensitive, talks to us about syzygy, animals behaving bizarrely, orgasmic ear tones, and the (sometimes) friendly competition between earthquake sensitives and predictors.