The Earth shook violently on October 17th, 1989 from the force of a 7.0 earthquake that struck San Francisco as the entire world was watching the World Series. The quake had been predicted ahead of time by USGS scientist Jim Berkland, this week's guest on The Truth Is Viral, who is making another, much more horrifying prediction: A megaquake and tsunami for the Pacific Northwest.
The "World Series Earthquake" Berkland predicted was moderate compared to the monster that Berkland says will hit the Pacific Northwest's Cascadia Subduction Zone. An earthquake that measures 8.0 or higher on the Richter scale is called a "Great" earthquake, although "Devastating" might be a more accurate term as it would release 10 times as much energy as a 7.0. A 9.0 such as the one that hit Japan would release one hundred times as much energy as the quake that rocked San Francisco in 1989.
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In this exclusive interview Berkland also talks about the strange sky noises, the booms that have been heard all around the country. He blames those booms and mini-earthquakes on the practice of fracking. Fracking would not, however, explain the booms and phenomenon seen in the skies over the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center as there are no active fracking operations within 100 miles; at least none that anyone will admit. Nor would it explain the UFOs that have been photographed in the skies above the base.
There is a theory circulating around the internet that the most devastating of recent earthquakes have followed a 188 day pattern determined by the Earth's proximity to a "heavy mass object," a planetary body whose gravitational force is causing those earthquakes when the Earth lines up with it and the Sun. This "heavy mass object" is also known as "Planet X" or Nibiru, a planet 4 times the size of the Earth with a 3,600 year orbit around the Sun, but Berkland says that Nibiru does not exist.
Berkland bases his predictions instead on two major elements; animal behavior and lunar cycles. He says that 20 of the last 25 megaquakes with a magnitude of 8.0 or higher have occurred on the dates of either a full or new moon, when equinoctial tides are at their strongest. Berkland also notes that just before the large earthquakes he has studied struck, animal disappearances spiked.
When it comes to predicting earthquakes, Jim Berkland has an 80% success rate.