The ‘vigorous earthquake’ that didn’t happen
GEORGE TOWN: A “vigorous earthquake” was predicted to shake the entire coast of the Asian continent, affecting 11 countries, including Thailand and Indonesia by Dec 31, 2017. The year has passed and the continent-wide disaster didn’t strike.
Kerala-based Babu Kalayil of the B.K. Research Association for E.S.P in India had in September sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, warning that a “vigorous earthquake” was expected by Dec 31, 2017.
He claimed that it would shake the entire coast of the Asian continent, affecting 11 countries, including Thailand and Indonesia, with a storm to strike the coast with a speed of up to 180kmph.
Kalayil claimed to have made this observation on Aug 20 with the help of extrasensory perception.
He told an Indian radio journalist that he could predict natural disasters through visions and that with the help of intuition, he could find out when and where an event was to take place.
Weather experts in advising against believing unverified information on social media said a natural disaster of scale is unlikely.
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Distance Studies lead lecturer Prof Habibah Lateh told theSun that it was unlikely that such a massive disaster would occur in the future.
She said although there are earth movements around the ocean, it would not generate major disasters.
Japan-based Geo Electronics Co-researcher and chancellor Dr Saiichi Sakajo also dismissed the possibility of a tsunami that would affect 11 countries occurring.
He also urged netizens not to spread unverified information on social media.