UPDATE: Turkey, Texas, and California Earthquakes
Doesn’t it seem that there is a new earthquake every day? The 3 earthquakes in the US were very mild, but they arrived on or around the date Harold Camping had predicted the end of the world… again!
The Turkey Earthquake was much more severe and we all feel very deeply for those that have lost family or even their own lives,
Virginia Earthquake hits 5.9 on Richter Scale!
While everyone was watching for a California earthquake, a quake strikes near enough to the nation’s capital to send shockwaves up and down the east coast. No one expects a headline to read: “New York Earthquake” or “Washington DC Earthquake !” Yet, here we are with the largest earthquake to hit the east coast in a century.
Many people will ask:
“Was the Virginia earthquake predicted or prophesied by the Mayans?”
“Was the Virginia earthquake predicted by Nostradamus?”
No matter what anyone else tells you, the answer is simply no. There is no Mayan Prophesy about any earthquakes at all as far as we know. The connections you may have heard between the any Mayan predictions and an earthquake has been created recently.
The Mayan calendar (the long count) does come to an end on December 21st 2012. This calendar has been running for over 5000 years and its ending is an amazing and historic event. The Mayans would definitely have celebrated it and even viewed it with awe.
Some leading experts as far back as the 1960s have suggested that the ending of the long count could actually be Armageddon. Meaning that the event would actually hold that much significance to the ancient Mayans. There is a great deal of evidence to go against the Armageddon theory though: Mayan Prophecy Questions Answered.
When the Japan earthquake shocked the world, there were widespread concerns about an earthquake hitting here in the US. The theory revolved around weakening tectonic plates and the four corners of the plate near both California and Japan. Earthquake Prediction
People just combined the two predictions together – the earthquake prediction and the Mayan Calendar Doomsday prediction. That is how you may have heard about the Mayans predicting the Virginia earthquake. There is no validity to it at all.
I know your next question: What about Nostradamus predicting the Virginia earthquake? Well, that is an even easier answer. You see, apparently Nostradamus predicted EVERYTHING! Yep, it’s true. The thing is, all of these supposed Nostradamus predictions are not “interpreted” until after the fact. There was no one saying, “Hey, Nostradamus predicted a 5.9 earthquake to hit Virginia today!” However, I am certain you will find people saying just that NOW. There will be a vague reference to something like “a rumble in the land” in an obscure quatrain and everyone will point at it and say: “Proof! Nostradamus predicted the Virginia earthquake!” or some such nonsense. Here is more information: Nostradamus Predictions.
So, back to the Virginia earthquake… What happened?
- 5.9 earthquake his central Virginia (near Mineral, Virginia)
- All nearby nuclear power plants were taken off line as a precaution
- No deaths recorded, but there were some injuries
- The Pentagon and U.S. Capital Building were evacuated
- Many New York buildings were evacuated as well
- Reports of the Washington Monument “tilting”
- Earthquake felt from South Carolina to Massachusetts
- People generally freaked out due to memories of 9/11 and the Japan earthquake disaster
- Some concerned about potential aftershocks
- Largest east coast earthquake in over 110 years – since 1897!
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