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The BIG One!

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While the so-called more reliable press has been busy reporting on the relatively moderate earthquakes in Iran and Japan, TheRealTruth has learned about a prediction for the Big One that California has been anticipating for nearly a hundred years. According to a source at the Southern California Earthquake Center who wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, the Big One will have a magnitude of greater than 7.5 on the Richter scale and is predicted to hit somewhere in a 12,000 square mile area east of Los Angeles sometime in a 90 day period beginning June 6, 2005.

For those of you who are not familiar with the folklore, the Big One is a long awaited major earthquake expected to cause massive death and destruction in California of the kind not seen since the San Francisco eathquake of 1906. As with all folklore legends, the magnitude of the quake and the damage depends on who you ask. It will either have a magnitude greater than 7.5, or it will have a magnitude greater than 9.5! It will also either cause large parts of the California coast to be temporarily inundated by a tsunami, or it will cause all of the southern California desert to be permanently flooded by the Pacific ocean! Moreover it will either cause more than 1,000 deaths, or it will cause more than 1,000,000 deaths!

The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 had a magnitude of 8.3 on the Richter scale. It did not cause any major flooding, but it is estimated that more than 3,000 people lost their lives, that more than 200,000 persons were injured, and that it caused more than $400 million in damages (1906 dollars). Over 60% of the city of San Francisco was leveled by the earthquake, and most of the rest was burned in the subsequent fire.

The new prediction originates from computer models developed by Dr. Vladimir Keilis Borok and his colleagues at UCLA. According to our source, these same computer models have successfully predicted at least three other major earthquakes over the last two years. Those predictions, however, covered even larger expanses of territory and larger windows of time. However, our source thinks there is a very high probability this prediction will turn out to be true.


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