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#223617 - 05/14/11 03:34 PM Quake in Spain
Chisel Offline

Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1275

The interesting part is that two days before, local forums buzzed over someone who predicted a quake in Rome some 30 years ago. He seems to be one day off in his calulations, and he was a few hundred miles off. Not bad for a 30 year old predication.

#223634 - 05/14/11 09:47 PM Re: Quake in Spain [Re: Chisel]
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Raffaele Bendandi.

"Bendandi, a self-made scientist from a village in central Italy, with some official recognition during his life, believed that the alignment of the planets could change the gravitational force of the Earth, causing earthquakes."
The Day Rome Didn't Disappear

Hey, if anyone has a prediction that I'm going to win the lottery, be sure to let me know right away so I can buy a ticket. It would be a real bonus if you could give me the numbers, too.


#223669 - 05/15/11 11:34 PM Re: Quake in Spain [Re: Chisel]
buckeye Offline
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Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 153
Loc: Ohio
Perhaps Bendandi's prediction was thrown off by the slight changes in the earth's rotation that was brough about by other tectonic events such as the Indonesian and Japan quakes that he probably couldn't account for. smile

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#223703 - 05/16/11 02:33 PM Re: Quake in Spain [Re: Chisel]
Pete Offline

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1372
Bendandi might have been on the right track, because gravitational forces from the Sun, Moon and planets do not act as pinpoint forces. They cause a bulge in the Earth's crust that is spread out over a pretty wide distance. Hence, it's not inconceivable that the quake in Spain was related to this cause. But on the other hand, it's also quite possible that there was no link at all.

Something to think about ...

the quake at Sendai, Japan happened at roughly the same time that the Moon made the closest approach to the Earth. During the same general time period we had two strange incidents happen with fish life in the sea in California. Huge numbers of sardines became confused and accidentally wandered into the "wrong" harbors that were not part of their normal migration route. They became trapped and died from oxygen depletion in the marina's. This happened in Redondo Beach and Ventura. I'm not saying that the gravity effects were what confused the fish. But it's possible that the Moon's gravity changes altered the inner core of the Earth, and subtly changed the local magnetic fields - causing migrating creatures to become lost.

Who knows. It seems like scientists should look at this more closely.

Pete #2

Edited by Pete (05/16/11 02:34 PM)


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