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Current Solar Eclipse a Key Player in Predicted Earthquakes

Updated on November 2, 2013
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Has studied astrology/historical seismology since the late '70s in San Francisco. Published in the ISAR International Astrologer in 2012.

"If no big earthquake occurs I'll be very surprised.." -RetroJoe

In my last hub I examined how two past solar eclipses from last year would play into a significant peak in astro aspect values that relate to current transits of our solar system planets. However, there is one other eclipse that is in the here and now that is likely to be at least as relevant.

I had previously ignored it because the effects of solar eclipses rarely manifest immediately (for it to be a factor it would have to influence things within 2d4h after it occurred). I also didn't pay much attention to it because it was a so called hybrid eclipse (displaying characteristics of several types of eclipses such as partial, annular, and total at different times as it unfolds).

Britton LaRoche, who also predicts earthquakes using eclipse data, mentioned the 11/3/13 eclipse, saying he expected it to trigger an earthquake in northern Japan just after this coming Christmas. I then took a look at it and found much to my surprise that transiting aspects would be peaking (when compared to the chart constructed at the time of that eclipse) at just 10 minutes prior to the main peak of astro aspect values on the 5th of November, 2013. It will also be a substantial peak, larger than the ones for the other eclipses studied previously.

All of the eclipses may come into play, but this last one may be THE key one for determining when the largest expected earthquake may occur. The most likely window (within a larger window), where I expect at least two earthquakes to occur, extends for 40 hours in time beginning at 1625 GMT (or UTC) on 11/4/13 or 3h15m prior to an aspect value peak related to the 5/20/12 eclipse. It ends at the time of the last peak in aspect values for the eclipse of 11/13/12 or 0825 UTC on 11/6/13. The primary astro aspect value peak occurs at 1455 UTC on 11/5 (the larger window that this one is contained within begins 4h25m earlier and ends 1d9h35m later).

During this period of time I expect there to be two significant earthquakes; one of at least 6.5 magnitude and another of at least 7.2 magnitude. Here are the breakdowns in times with possible epicenter locations:

Near peak (most likely before) of 11/4/13 at 1940 UTC (relates to 5/20/12 eclipse):

Kuril Islands, Japan (Niigata Prefecture, Syonai, Fukushima, or near Kyoto), China, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Tonga, Vanuatu.


Near peak (most likely before) of 11/6/13 at 0825 UTC (relates to 11/13/12 eclipse):

Japan (near Kyoto), Alaska (Rat Islands area), Indonesia (near Karakelong), Papua New Guinea, India/China border area.


Near peak (most likely before) of 11/5/13 at 1445 UTC (relates to 11/3/13 eclipse and is 10 minutes prior to a major astro aspect value peak):

Japan (near Kyoto), Alaska (Rat Islands area), Mexico, Venezuela.

Path on the surface of the earth of the11/3/13 hybrid solar eclipse.
Path on the surface of the earth of the11/3/13 hybrid solar eclipse. | Source
If there were a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in October (such a quake occurs about once per month on average) then October would have had exactly twice the normal of earthquakes for a month.  The 6.4 magnitude quake in Greece is larger per other sources.
If there were a 7.3 magnitude earthquake in October (such a quake occurs about once per month on average) then October would have had exactly twice the normal of earthquakes for a month. The 6.4 magnitude quake in Greece is larger per other sources. | Source

© 2013 Joseph Ritrovato

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    Joseph Ritrovato 

    4 years ago from Vancouver, WA (nextdoor to Portland, OR)

    Earthquake Weather Update: We are presently inside a 3.25 day seismic window where there should be a significantly better chance of at least one 6.5 magnitude or greater earthquake occurring. I recently defined a 40 hour window inside that window when there was the greatest likelihood within the larger 78 hour window. I expected there to be at least one such quake so far within that time frame and a larger one later but it looks like there will be just one quake of at least 7.2 magnitude near the closing of the window instead. I'm now extending the closing of the window by eight hours so instead of it ending at 0825 UTC on 11/16/13, it will do so at 1625 UTC on 11/16/13. The most likely time for such an earthquake to occur is between 0730 and 1200 UTC on that date. In other words, beginning just before the 11/13/12 eclipse value peak at 0825 UTC and ending just after the (secondary) astro value peak at 1120 UTC. The most likely locations for this date and time would be Argentina, Chile, China, Vanuatu, Tonga, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia (Karakelong or Irian Jaya or Moluccas), Sumatra, Philippines, or Japan (still near the Kyoto area but less likely to occur there at this later date than before).

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