Some guy named Frank says “Earthquake”. People panic. Don’t.

When even the “Esoteric Metaphysical Spiritual Database” says an earthquake prediction is nonsense, then you KNOW you should not panic.

Planetary Alignment To Cause 9.8 Earthquake Prediction for California On May 28th, 2015? : In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database

By now, many of you have heard about the 9.8 Magnitude earthquake prediction for May 28th, 2015 in California, due to a planetary alignment of Venus and Mercury. Some people are making references to Nostradamus, who spoke of some coincidental references to this rumored event in one of his quatrains.

On April 29, 2015, this video was posted by “some random guy in the Netherlands”, Frank Hoogerbeets, who gets his info from spirits. It has over 700,000 views today and no basis in science or facts even though it sounds sciencey with claims of planetary alignments and critical “stuff”.

On May 28, 2015 towards the end of the day UTC time, and continuing on May 29, there will be a series of very critical planetary alignments whereby Venus and Mercury are really being charged up on the North-Amerca / Pacific side.

The rumor is not just circulating for California but for the Philippines too where people were warned to stop texting about it.

Here are some reasons to discard this rumor as utter nonsense:

  • It’s a video from some guy. Frank leaves himself an out saying he hopes he’s wrong. Why should you listen to him? It’s not a great strategy to get your world-ending news from youtube videos from cranks or via websites that just exist to create panic about end times.
  • Planetary alignments don’t cause earthquakes. Venus and Mercury are REALLY far away.
  • 9.8 magnitude? Not enough energy could be stored in the fault zone of California for such a strong quake to let loose; it’s not a subduction zone. Now, Alaska and Chile, on the other hand, are. But the strongest recorded earthquake was 9.5 in Chile. Geologists are not aware of a fault anywhere in the world long enough to generate a magnitude 10 quake.
  • Nostradamus predictions are not only bogus but WAY overhyped. You’d think we’d have figured that out by now.
  • You can’t reliably predict earthquakes. It’s fail after fail. You can FORECAST but not predict. There is a big difference. Also, no one person has devised a scientific means to do it let alone a supernatural means.

Apocalypse claims are so frequent, they are getting BORING. But it’s not ethical to cause a panic, even a mild one, for no good reason. And this is NOT a good reason.

But, as we always recommend, you SHOULD be prepared for an earthquake and accompanying tsunami at ANY time if you live in active fault areas like California, Alaska, coastal Washington/Oregon or Hawaii. Earthquakes happen and one may even happen tomorrow, but it’s got nothing to do with Frank and his baseless prediction.

  18 comments for “Some guy named Frank says “Earthquake”. People panic. Don’t.

  1. busterggi (Bob Jase)
    May 27, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    And this is why it would be really nice if people were required to have an actual education in actual science.

  2. MisterNeutron
    May 27, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    This is a cause for concern only for those who don’t understand the inverse square law. The gravitational effect of the Moon on the Earth is over 150 times that of Venus on the Earth, for example. And if you’re talking about tidal force, which varies with the cube of the distance, the difference is even more stark, with the Moon exerting over 20,000 times the force on the Earth than Venus does. And it’s the tidal force that would “stretch” the Earth, thereby theoretically having at least some effect on faults in the crust.

    Planetary alignments are nice to look at, but they don’t do anything to us.

  3. L. Barth
    May 27, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    I remember the same story going around in the late 80’s. Big earthquake prediction based on on something Nostradamus once wrote. Was supposed to happen in May of that year, maybe “88 or ’89.

  4. Lagaya1
    May 27, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    I suppose this is unrelated to the release of the disaster movie about San Andreas that’s to be released this weekend?

  5. Lagaya1
    May 27, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Not to mention that the predictor’s surname anagrams to ” Beeg Hooters” another subliminal message to entice you to the movie.

  6. Headless Unicorn Guy
    May 27, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Oh, yeah. KFI’s morning drive-time mentioned this guy. Played some of the video soundtrack (sounded like Tech Support from Bangalore rambling on and on and on) and said all 25 minutes of the video was like that. Then revealed that his sources were Astrological plus channeling the spirit of Nostradamus, and ended with “Yeah. Like he’s not a crackpot.”

    P.S. The San Andreas is a slip-strike fault. The maximum earthquake it could generate would be in the mid 8s, NOT 9+.

  7. Headless Unicorn Guy
    May 27, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    To commemorate Beeg Hooters and his Occult Gnosis, here’s a little classic Al Stewart:

    I used to play D&D to this back in the Seventies, and had what’s now called a music video all plotted out.

  8. May 28, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    I mentioned the fault strength. There is no fault that they are aware of that could produce such a size. Maybe if we were hit by a meteor…

  9. Bonnie
    May 28, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    One of the advantages of having lived many years is having heard dozens of failed predictions of major earthquakes, the end of the world as we know it, and the actual end of the world. That’s enough to make anyone a sceptic!

    Makes for great fiction, though.

  10. May 29, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Dude, where’s my earthquake?? Can’t rely on anybody these days….

  11. May 29, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    You know what!? I think you are totally right. He was off by a day and was predicting the movie, not the planetary alignments.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-san-andreas-20150529-story.html

  12. Alex
    May 29, 2015 at 1:28 PM

    7.0 just hit off the coast of Alaska. Seriously.

  13. Lagaya1
    May 29, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    I watched about half of his video before I couldn’t stand it anymore. The first clue to his poor deducing skills comes about one minute in when he shows his model of the solar system saying it is “to scale, as it really is”. Hilarious! He has no clue how the solar system really is.

  14. May 29, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Yep.

    Of course this does not support the prediction. It was not near civilization. (And only a 6.7) http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ak11610140#general_summary

  15. Ben Wentworth
    May 29, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    So many people were informed that it caused a global consciousness shift and averted disaster.
    (end sarcasm)

    Seriously, I’ll bet that’s what the claimant will say, unless he deletes it all.

  16. Lagaya1
    May 29, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    I’m sure he’ll count it as a win, but that earthquake in Alaska was as far away from California as I am in Hawaii.

  17. RandyRandy
    May 30, 2015 at 4:43 AM

    Yes! There was a flurry of “massive earthquake imminent” related stories and memes flying around on social media the last two weeks – all strangely echoing the “San Andreas” disaster movie plot, quake magnitude and/or setup. Especially here in California. This type of cloaked viral marketing scam is fast becoming commonplace, with marketing promotions behind many recent panics and hoaxes.
    A good rule of thumb for analyzing any new “mysteries” might be to check them against upcoming film, TV and game release dates.
    Talk about insidious!

  18. June 11, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    My family is always asking me why I’m not afraid of “the big one.” They’re SURE it’s happening. Soon. Because Hollywood. 😉

    Don’t worry, a couple of weeks before The Big One, some obscure scientist with crackpot theories who was thrown out on his ear by his colleagues will reveal all…just follow that dude. That’s how it always happens in the movies so that’s my plan.

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