Friday, November 1, 2013
Japanese Folklore Oarfish and Earthquakes, Did Southern California Just get a Prediction?
In Japan, there is a traditional between Oarfish and earthquakes that goes back centuries. . Legend says that Oarfish beach themselves as a warning to the people before an earthquake. Oarfish are a deep sea and rarely seen fish, and are said to be messengers from the palace of the Sea God. The first recent Oarfish showed up on Catalina Island, and just a week ago on Oceanside Harbor, California. Scientists disregard the correlation, but in March 11, 2011 the Fukushima quake was a major quake killing 18,000 and causing massive damage and a tsunami. A year before the quake Japanese fishermen reported a number of Oarfish sightings. The Daily Telegraph reports the appearance of the fish washing up on shore was followed by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile and the January 12 tremors in Haiti, which claimed an estimated 200,000 lives. There was also a less destructive quake of 6.4 in southern Taiwan. All these earthquakes are part of the Pacific Rim of Fire which includes California, where most of the worlds earthquakes occur with consistency. The scientific theory is that bottom dwelling fish such as the Oarfish may very well be susceptible to movements in seismic fault lines and act in uncharacteristic ways in advance of an earthquake. Also news reports indicate on October 18th a 15-foot and 2,000-pound Saber Toothed Whale washed up on shore in Venice Beach. This whale is also rarely seen and lives mainly in Alaska’s deep sea. Many may consider this part of “Climate Change”, but the global warming people blame everything on climate change. We will have to see if these rare species feel the tremors of the future or not in the coming months of years, but if something catastrophic does occur in Southern California then more attention maybe place in the Oarfish omen.