Self-proclaimed earthquake expert Ibn Browning predicted a massive earthquake would strike New Madrid, Missouri on December 3rd, 1990. Schools in multiple states closed, and media organizations flooded the town. Browning had no seismology background, and nothing happened.
There’s a 37% chance that the Cascadia fault will produce an earthquake within in the next 50 years powerful enough to destroy the Pacific NW.
After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City, nearly all newborn babies survived a collapsed hospital. They are known as “Miracle Babies” for surviving 7 days without nourishment, water, warmth or human contact.
In Italy six scientists were charged with manslaughter because they didn’t predict an earthquake which killed 309 people.
One of the most powerful earthquakes recorded in US history, the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812, were so powerful that they reversed the flow of the Mississippi River, rang church bells in Boston, and cracked sidewalks in Washington D.C.
Ants can sense earthquakes a day in advance, either by picking up changing gas emissions or noting tiny changes in the Earth’s magnetic field.