High tides and earthquakes: an interview with a scientist.
Ken Ring is an astrologer who is causing some fuss in some circles in New Zealand for having promoting the idea that he ’predicted’ the recent February 22nd event near Christchurch, for ’predicting’ an earthquake for Christchurch on March 20th and for being the subject of an interview on prime-time television.
Fellow science blogger Ken Perrot has posted an interview with media commentator Russell Brown on Radio Radio Wammo. Below is a recording of an interview on the same station with scientist Elizabeth Cochran who was an author of a study correlating large (“king”) tides and earthquakes.
Relevant to Ken Ring’s use of the moon in his predictions is her statement towards the end of the interview, about 7 minutes 45 seconds in (paraphrased lightly):
’we have this statement in the paper says that [the results of] this study are not at all useful for the predictions of earthquakes’
She goes on to explain why but you can hear that from her, not me! -
(There is also a video stream of an interview with Dylan Storey.)
Originally I wrote some thoughts on Ken Ring’s predictions, but I have decided to defer this for a moment as so much as already been said! In the meantime, you can read my colleagues’ articles, listed below.
Please note the that the discussion in first in the list spans before and after the February 22nd earthquake and that Ken Ring wrote there.
Grant Jacobs (myself)
(Please let me know if I’ve missed anyone out! (Updated 20th March to add a few more.))
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