In order to predict earthquakes, traditional astrology has put much stress upon the eclipses, especially solar and total. I hold that both solar and lunar eclipses initiate the seismic period of the six following months and, examined in combination with the positions of certain planets at the time of the eclipse, are indicative of the places where the stronger quakes will take place.
This post is not meant to set alerts, but rather to approximate by coordinates and magnitude the important seismic events of the rest of the year. By reading this page, you must agree with our terms of service and acknowledge that, as yet, no science or art is able to predict earthquakes with exactitude.
Some days before and after the solar eclipse of July 2 (at 11° Cancer) is a transitional period, so for these days see also my forecast of the first semester of 2019.
A. Dangerous earthquakes
1. Mexico is situated in a seismic area of frequent activity due to the interaction of five tectonic plates. Its seismic system is delimited by the southwestern coast of the country and includes the states Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca. The state Guerrero is one of the most risky regions of the country and its high seismic activity is caused by the subduction of the ocean plates Rivera and Cocos under the North American plate. This area is endangered with a M6.6-7 earthquake at 18N/101W.
2. Some seismologists say that much energy has been accumulated in the North Anatolian Faut which is prepared to break somewhere near Istanbul, until 2023. The lunar eclipse on July 16 will initiate a hazardous twelve-month period for Turkey during which two or more very strong quakes will occur and the Anatolian fault will be activated near the 32E meridian. In western Turkey, another seismic event is probable. Thus, a M6.8-7 earthquake at 41N/32E and near Antalya (38N/31E) a M6-6.4. Subsequently, the danger for a M6.2-6.6 will shift to the east segment of the North Anatolian Fault at 40N/40E, probably near the city of Erzincan.
3. The Philippines‘ location on the Pacific Ring of Fire makes the country prone to earthquakes and the lunar eclipse in July casts its shadow all along the archipelago. For this reason it is difficult to spot the region which will be hit. Nonetheless,in the Philippines one or two very strong quakes with magnitude 6.6-7 should be expected between the 121-127E meridians.
4. In Indonesia, which on the records of the USGS has had more than 150 earthquakes with magnitude >7 in the period 1901–2017, the hazardous regions are the northern part of Sumatra (4N/94E) for a M6.6-7, Molucca Sea (1S/124E) for a M6.8-7.2, and Banda Sea (8S/125E) for a M6.2-6.6 quake.
B. Potentially damaging earthquakes
1. Gulf of Alaska (57N/148W) M6.6-7
2. California, off its northern coast (41N/125W) M6.4-6.8
3. Algeria (37N/5E) M5.8-6.2
4. Italy northern (44N/11E) M6-6.4
5. Greece (38N/22E) M6.2-6.6
6. Georgia (43N/45E) M6-6.2
7. Romania, Vrancea region (45N/27E) M6-6.2
8. Iran-Iraq border region (35N/46E) M6.4-6.8
9. Iran southern (28N/57E) M6.2-6.6
10. Afghanistan, Hindu Kush region (37N/72E) M6.4-6.8
11. India northern/Xizang border region (31N/79E) M6.2-6.6
12. China, Qinghai (36N/93E) and Kyrgyzstan/Xinjiang border region (44N/81E) M6-6.2
13. Myanmar (24N/94E) M6-6.4
14. Taiwan (22N/121E) M6.5-6.8
15. Japan, Kyusu (32N/132E) and off the coast of Hokkaido (38N/145E) M6.2-6.6
16. Kuriles Islands (44N/147E) M6.2-6.6
C. Earthquakes with low risk to lives and property
1. Alaska, Aleutian islands (52N/176W) M6.6-7 and (52N/178E) M7-7.4
2. Gulf of California (23N/109W) M6-6.2
3. Nicaragua/Costa Rica, off the coast (11N/87W) M6-6.4
4. Chile, near the coast (20S/70W) and (30S/72W) M6.2-6.6
5. Azores Islands (28N/40W) M6-6.2
6. Ascension island, North (1S/15W) M6-6.4
7. Sandwich Islands, South (59S/30W) M6.4-6.6
8. Scotia Sea (60S/48W) M6.8-7
9. Shetland Islands, South (60S/58W) M6-6.4
10. Indian Ocean, Prince Edward Islands (47S/38E) M6-6.4
11. Southwest Indian ridge (36S/55E) M6.2-6.6
12. Indian Ocean, Carlsberg ridge (11S/58E) M6-6.4
13. Kazakhstan eastern (50N/80E) M6-6.4
14. Papua New Guinea (6S/151E) M6.6-7
15. Vanuatu (22S/170E) M6.6-7
16. Fiji Islands (25S/179E) M6.8-7.2
17. Kermadec Islands, South (36S/179W) M6.2-6.4
18. Auckland Islands (50S/165E) M6.2-6.6
19. Kamchatka Peninsula, off its coast (50N/158E) M6.2-6.5
20. Sea of Okhotsk (55N/154E) M7-7.8
Most hazardous dates
(calculated with time UTC)
July 2-4, 9-12, 15-17, 23-25, 29-31
August 2-6, 12-13, 19-21, 26-28
September 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 20-24, 29-30
October 5-7, 13-14, 20-22, 26-28
November 2-3, 9-12, 16-18, 22-24, 29-30
December 4-8, 13-16, 19-21
On December 26, a new alignment of Earth-Moon-Sun at 5° Capricorn will happen which will initiate the series of earthquakes in the first part of 2020.
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