Jim Berkland is a former USGS geologist who, unlike seismologists and the USGS, believes he can predict when an earthquake will occur. Berkland’s track record, Berkland predicted the 1989 World Series Earthquake. Curiously missing from Berkland’s earthquake prediction ‘track record’, Berkland’s prediction of the March 11, 9.0 earthquake in Japan and the February, 2010, 8.8 Chile earthquake. (We were unable to find any prior predictions from Berkland on the Japan and Chile quakes.)
If a strong quake strikes the west coast between March 19 and the 26th during Berkland’s ‘Seismic Window’, Berkland will get credit from us for predicting the quake.
The Before It’s News report, based on Berkland’s appearance on FOX Business News channel Neil Cavuto show. We watched the video of Berkland’s interview. Berkland didn’t predict an earthquake in California on Saturday. Berkland predicted, based on several factors, an earthquake will strike the West Coast sometime between March 19 and the 26th. Berkland focused on the massive fish kill at Redondo Beach in California which occurred on March 8 and the ‘massive fish sweep’ in Mexico, and the recent sighting of whales ‘close to San Diego’.
The recent 6.5 earthquake that struck northern California occurred in a unique geological area known as the Medocino Triple Junction, an area where three faults, including a subduction zone, converge and where seismologists and geologists predict a 9.0 earthquake with the potential to cause severe destruction and the loss of thousands of lives could occur in the next two hundred years.
One of the factors in Berkland’s earthquake prediction, ‘changes in the magnetic field’ and animal behavior.[youtube xQXDt4VdS0E]
‘When you have events like that, what does that generally mean, what’s going on in the waters?’
‘Changes in the magnetic field that often precede large earthquakes. Most animals have the mineral magnetite in their bodies including people but it causes Homing Pigeons to enable them to get home. Just before big quakes they often can’t get home, there’s a delay factor. And so we look for those kind of things. Just before the World Series Quake (1989) there was a very unusual beaching of rare, beached whales in the ocean beach at San Francisco then just after that the equally rare Pygmy Sperm Whale washed up at Santa Cruz within about 5 miles of the epicenter of the World Series quake and that kind of beaching had never occurred before nor since. So we’re looking for strange fish coming in 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 the most massive beachings of whales in New Zealand and Australia and Tasmania and then within a couple of days they had an 8.3 in south of New Zealand then came the 9.1 in the Indian Ocean with the big tsunami on the very day of the full moon. The previous big quake and tsunami was in Alaska was a 9.2 magnitude event on the day of the full moon on the 27th of March in 1964.’
More on magnetite and Magnetoreception:
Crystals of magnetite have been found in some bacteria (e.g., Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum) and in the brains of bees, termites, fish, some birds (e.g., the pigeon) and humans. These crystals are thought to be involved in magnetoreception, the ability to sense the polarity or the inclination of the Earth’s magnetic field, and to be involved in navigation. Also, chitons have teeth made of magnetite on their radula, making them unique among animals. This means they have an exceptionally abrasive tongue with which to scrape food from rocks.