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Earthquake Weather Report for the Last Three Weeks of April 2014

Updated on April 9, 2014
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Has studied astrology/historical seismology since the late '70s in San Francisco. Published in the ISAR International Astrologer in 2012.

Significant earthquakes of 6.5 or greater magnitude for February 1, 2014 through April 3, 2014.
Significant earthquakes of 6.5 or greater magnitude for February 1, 2014 through April 3, 2014. | Source
List of significant earthquakes that match the map display above.  The 6.9 magnitude event listed by the USGS that occurred 11 minutes following the 8.1 magnitude Chile earthquake is not given by this source and some magnitudes are slightly different
List of significant earthquakes that match the map display above. The 6.9 magnitude event listed by the USGS that occurred 11 minutes following the 8.1 magnitude Chile earthquake is not given by this source and some magnitudes are slightly different | Source

As was forecast in my last hub, February was an average month for 6.5 magnitude or higher earthquakes throughout the world and March 2014 was higher than the average (25% more than usual). In terms of energy released, April has already had much more than an average month due to the 8.1 magnitude quake that occurred off the coast of northern Chile. I came close to predicting this earthquake when I stated (in an update to my last hub) that there was a very good chance of an earthquake of 7.5 magnitude, give or take 0.7 magnitude, in either Chile or Peru, in late March 2014. The quake actually occurred less than 5 days following the tail end of my proposed window for such an event. Considering that the last quake of comparable size in that area occurred in 1877 (estimated to have been an 8.5 magnitude event), I would say that I came pretty close to hitting the bull's eye.

Also, as I had stated in that last hub, February usually sees most of their quakes earlier, rather than later in that month; and such was the case for February 2014. In other words, I should have known better than to pay extra attention to the lengthiest windows that came late in that month and had no significant events fall within their boundaries. I did not have my best results during these two months, hitting the mark for half of February's earthquakes and for two (and about 3 hours from hitting three) out of five during the month of March 2014. I didn't do bad either though since, statistically speaking, the expected number of quakes that should have fallen within my windows was 1 or 2 such quakes. The 8.1 magnitude event in Chile and the 6.9, 6.5 and 7.7 magnitude events which followed it in early April all fell within earthquake astro value windows. Unfortunately, I was late getting this report out, so I can only hope that you take my word for that fact.

I was expecting things to surge seismically (for significant events) in April 2014, and so far it already has. Indications are however that it doesn't end there. From the 12th to the 17th of this particular month, there is a very busy series of aspect value peaks related to three recent solar eclipses. Also, from the middle of the 14th to early into the 18th, there is a major window defined by a very large peak in earthquake astro values. Unlike February's lull late in the month, when there should have been an up-tic in activity, mid-April isn't known for a lack of major quakes. In other words, earthquakes with destructive potential should be a significant source of news during this period (read the forecast below for potential locations).

What follows is a seismic forecast based on astrological factors for earthquakes of 6.5 magnitude or higher in the world for the remainder of the month of April (as low as 5.5 magnitude in U.S. states with the exception of Alaska). I am giving a greater probability to the dates and locations with bold emphasis:

2014-04/09, 1800 UTC to 2014-04/11, 0000 UTC (peak 2014-04/10, 0600-1200 UTC): Turkey, Myanmar, Chile, Iran, Tonga, Japan, Alaska, Hawaii.

2014-04/12, 1200 UTC to 2014-04/14, 1200 UTC (peak 2014-04/13, 0000 UTC to 2014-04/13, 0600 UTC): Iran, Philippines, Turkey, Balkans, Alaska, northern California, Hawaii.

2014-04/14, 1200 UTC to 2014-04/18, 0600 UTC (peaks at 2014-04/15, 0600 UTC and 2014-04/16, 1800 UTC): Japan, western Canada, China, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Balkans, Cuba, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nebraska.

2014-04/18, 2100 UTC to 2014-04/19, 1500 UTC (peaks at 2014-04/19, 0600 UTC): Chile, Turkey, California, Hawaii.

2014-04/20, 0900 UTC to 2014-04/21, 1800 UTC (peaks at 2014-04/21, 0000 UTC): Chile, Peru, Indonesia (Padang), Sumatra (north coast), Turkey, El Salvador, Myanmar, California, Alaska, Hawaii.

2014-04/22, 0600 UTC to 2014-04/23, 0900 UTC (peaks at 2014-4/22, 1800 UTC): Cuba, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, Argentina, Turkey, Alaska.

2014-04/28, 1800 UTC to 2014-04/29, 1200 UTC (peaks at 2014-04/29, 0000 UTC to 2014-04/29, 0600 UTC): Taiwan, Sumatra (north coast), Chile, Turkey, Philippines, Iran, Alaska, Wyoming (Yellowstone), Washington (Olympia).

2014-04/30, 0900 UTC to 2014-04/30, 1500 UTC (peaks at 2014-04/30, 1200 UTC): Iran, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Greece, Albania


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  • retrojoe profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph Ritrovato 

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

    Earthquake Weather Update: I hope you all have been paying attention, because the month of April in 2014 is one for the record books. So far, when looking at monthly totals of 6.8 magnitude or greater earthquakes, this particular one is tied for second place with the month of September in 2007. That month opened with an 8.5 magnitude mega-quake in the southern Sumatra, Indonesia area and followed with many large quakes in the south western portion of the Pacific Ring of Fire. That and the present month being discussed here both had nine 6.8 magnitude or greater quakes occurring in it (2 such quakes per month is the average).

    The leading month, with eleven such quakes, is March 1957, primarily composed of Alaskan earthquakes related to an 8.6 magnitude event that occurred there during that month. Since one third of the month still remains to unfold, there is a strong possibility (if current trends continue) that this month will be equal to or surpass the month that has held the record for the past 57 years.

    There is also, due to the location of much of the current activity, the possibility of a second 8.0 magnitude or larger earthquake occurring this month, this one happening in the Solomon Islands area, just east of Papua New Guinea. If that doesn't occur this month in that location, I expect something of the sort there in the not too distant future. There are other spots on the globe where such an event may occur instead, such as Chile, but I feel that the Solomon Islands is currently the most likely spot.


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