Oarfish And Earthquakes: Fact or Fiction Will Oarfish Cause CA Earthquake

Thanks to bloggers and other alternative news source websites and social media, the stories about whether the myth of Oarfish causes large earthquakes has caused an earthquake effect of traffic on respective new streams and has captured the public’s imagination.

If one where to Google search information about the Japanese myth of Oarfish and earthquakes, only a small number of websites would be highlighted in blue (https://melbrake.wordpress.com was near or at the top)  but after October 20-21, 2013, more stories become available about the myth from mainstream news media.

Here are example of stories refuting the myth about Oarfish:

LA Times,

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-deaths-of-two-giant-oarfish-in-california-possibly-linked-20131021,0,4332367.story#axzz2iU3wvnxM

ABC News,

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/10/can-monster-oarfish-really-predict-earthquakes/

The Independent (UK),

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/oarfish-mystery-earthquake-rumours-over-beached-giant-snakelike-fish-in-california-8897016.html

BBC,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24619600

UT San Diego

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/oct/21/oarfish-carcasses-prophesy-earthquake/

The mainstream news media approach is to call the Japanese myth about Oarfish and earthquakes a rumor and to call on learned scientists to have the last word by saying no there is no connection. But if it was not for bloggers and social media the public would not even have been given the opportunity the make that connection.

 

 

About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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1 Response to Oarfish And Earthquakes: Fact or Fiction Will Oarfish Cause CA Earthquake

  1. Pingback: March 05, 2014: 5.0 Earthquake Avalon California-The Oarfishs Were Right!!!! | melbrake

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