California Earthquake Prediction — Or Just A Great Way To Advertise A New Earthquake Movie?

So May 28 was the day a huge earthquake was predicted to hit California — well, according to a video recently uploaded to YouTube. The video in question was uploaded by Ditrianum and is entitled “Global Coastal Event on May 28, 2015.” As we can see, May 28 came and went without any great earthquake. Although, to give the prediction a chance, the group claiming it would hit gave it a two day window. So while May 28 is now out of the question, May 29 is still up for grabs.

So Who Is Ditrianum?

According to the Washington Post, Ditrianum is “a Netherlands-based non-profit organization initially founded to investigate through number analysis energies that surround us everywhere and to promote the science of number theory and numerology to a broader public.” Ditrianum is run by founder Frank Hoogerbeets. He predicts the California earthquake will occur due to a specific planetary alignment currently occurring.

“Towards the end of the 26th and on the 27th we may see the first signs of the powerful convergence of planetary alignments growing full on the 28th and 29th. Everyone near fault lines and other seismically active areas, but especially around the Pacific Ocean should be on alert during the critical days ahead. There is no reason to fear, but there is every reason to be on alert and prepared.”

No need to fear? According to National Geographic, the largest earthquake ever recorded was in Valdivia, Chile, on May 22, 1960. It measured magnitude 9.5. Even the devastating earthquake in Japan in 2011, which damaged part of the country’s nuclear plants, was only classed as 8.9-9.0. So if the California earthquake, as predicted by Ditrianum, reaches 9.8 as the Washington Post reported, it will be an event the world has never seen before.

Kind Of Sounds Like A Movie, Doesn’t It?

It kind of sounds like the San Andreas movie, actually. This movie is due to premiere on May 28, 2015, and tells the story of a rescue-chopper pilot (played by Dwayne Johnson) who makes a perilous journey across the country to rescue his daughter in the wake of the San Andreas fault opening up and causing never-before-seen devastation. The movie recently got hilariously live tweeted about, as American earthquake expert Lucy Jones attended an early screening. So, Ditrianum predicts a Californian earthquake on May 28. The San Andreas movie is due for release on May 28 — what an uncanny coincidence.

While many believe Ditrianum’s California earthquake prediction is a hoax, there is still the fact Ditrianum predicted Nepal’s earthquake five days before the event last month, according to Fox. However, according to CBS San Francisco, a magnitude-9 or above earthquake is not likely for California — although a magnitude-8 earthquake could occur at some stage.

You can watch Ditrianum’s California earthquake prediction video below:

What do you think, will there be a devastating California earthquake or is it just movie hype? Let us know by commenting below!

[Image credit: San Andreas Warner Bros. publicity still]

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