I’m puzzled. On this page, I think Ken Ring predicts that on March the 19th, plus or minus one day, there will be an increased chance of magnitude 5+ earthquakes worldwide. I say that “I think”, because he also predicts that on the 20th of March there will be an increased risk of magnitude 7+ earthquakes. So does that mean where they cross over we add them up? Magnitude 12+? Or do they cancel each other out?
Let’s give Ken the benefit of the doubt and assume he means that there’ll be heaps of global quakes over magnitude 5 (ish) on the 19th (ish), and heaps of global quakes over magnitude 7 (ish) on the 20th (ish).
So taking the 19th (plus or minus one day*) just which of these 170-odd global quakes between the 18th and 20th of March 2011 does Ken mean? There’s a lot of quakes there, and I can’t really discern the pattern that Ken is pointing out.
Maybe a graph will help?
Nah, that’s just not helping either. I know my Excel graphing skills suck, but I’m struggling to work out the pattern Ken is pointing out. He says nothing about the 14th thru 18th of March, but to my mind I just can’t see any difference between those dates and the 19th and 20th. If anything, the maximum global earthquake intensity is trending down on those days?
Perhaps Ken Ring is talking out of his arse? Surely not?
Source for quake data: USGS (USGS doesn’t provide quakes below mag 2.5).
*GMT or NZDT? The questions just keep coming.