Here is a plain spoken prospectus concerning over a dozen seismic precursors being studied around the world which hold real promise that in the very near future populations in seismically active regions may come to rely on plausibly accurate forecasts for seismic activity.
As RT's Thom Hartmann said recently on his show regarding this book, "Everything you think you knew about earthquake prediction may very well be wrong." And it is long since time to bring the American public up to date; in this matter, strangely enough with 50 million residents on the West Coast alone at risk, the US has lagged far behind other nations with their own seismic concerns.
Therefore, with regard to the series of quakes listed above that have struck repeatedly within such thin time windows, there are much better reasons than chance and luck for cogent explanations.
Indeed, for "coincidence" to be at the heart of things, one need accept random probabilities hardly within the bounds of acceptability.
Besides conjoined lunar and solar gravitational tides, what other dynamics are being studied around the world which may shed light on seismic forecasting in the near-future?
pages are graced with the words of some of the foremost physicists and seismologists on the planet, explaining in their own terms the state of at least a dozen promising precursory studies having to do with earthquake prediction.
The May 2, 1996 magnitude 5.4 Seattle earthquake, the largest in that city’s history since 1965, rocked the Puget Sound area no more than 9 minutes outside the time and date forecasted in David Nabhan’s first book. 6.4 shaker that jolted Vancouver evidenced itself precisely within the 3 hour time/date window, published 30 months in advance of the event, in his second.
There is fairly solid evidence to support the hypothesis that solar and lunar tides working in tandem might actually have a hand in at least helping to trigger tremors on the West Coast.
That same sort of connection was at least entertained by Dr.Studies are in progress in almost every seismically active nation on Earth, investigating numerous dynamics which may give insights into seismic forecasts. According to USGS's "Deaths from US Earthquakes," 265 people died in those very quakes (that number also being the total seismic death toll for Greater LA for those years).