A group of experts discussed earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and climate change, and shared their predictions as to what we might expect in 2008 and beyond. First, geologist Jim Berkland and author/earthquake 'sensitive' Cal Orey spoke about quakes and weather cycles. Berkland noted that there's a relationship between earthquakes and heavy rain/snow, which can cause loading to the crust.
Offering their predictions, Orey suggested that there'd be flooding in the Tahoe area, a possible quake in Alaska affecting the West Coast, and around a 6.0 quake in or offshore Northern California within a year. Berkland finds it more likely that a 6.0 will hit Southern California this year, with a seismic window particularly strong in the new moon periods of May, June and July. As a sensitive, Orey said she sometimes hears "ear tones" before a quake; Berkland stated that some sensitives get headaches before earthquakes.
In the third hour, volcanologist R.B. Trombley and author Stan Deyo appeared. Deyo warned of extremes in the weather, and severe crop failures in the next 7-10 years. We could be facing extreme heat and fires if the sun's core starts to shrink, he said, citing solar changes as well as biblical and American Indian prophecies.
Trombley reported there've been 21 eruptions so far this year (some began in 2007), including Mount St. Helens. Yellowstone had some "background seismicity" but is rumbling along in normal mode. In the last hour, Berkland returned to join Deyo for listeners' phone calls.