Believe it or not, folks, next Sunday will be the first anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake/tsunami—formally known as the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, although not many of us round-eyes would recognize it under that name. The epicenter of the main shock was 38° 19' N, 142° 22' E.
Obviously, the first thing that comes to mind when remembering that tragedy is the suffering of the local population—almost 20,000 dead, 6,000 injured, 100,000 children made homeless, 200,000 buildings destroyed. But the second thing that comes to my mind is the shameless and despicable way in which Richard Hoagland sought to exploit the event to promote his utterly baseless theories involving occult influences, nazis in space, and "hyperdimensional" geography. This blog noted his performance on C2C-AM at the time.
On his Facebook page, Hoagland declared that the earthquake was deliberately triggered by "someone." In support of that ridiculous statement, he flat-out lied, stating that the latitude was twice 19.5, and the longitude was 120° East of the Great Pyramid. I posted as follows:
Hoagland: I notice you want to force the Sendai earthquake into confirming your nonsensical theories by falsifying its longitude, just as you falsified the latitude of the Port-au-Prince event. FYI, 120° east of the Great Pyramid is the 151° 08' longitude -- a full 8° 46' out into the Pacific Ocean away from the epicenter.Hoagland's rejoinder was particularly weak, I thought:
I also notice that you attach significance to the 38° 19' latitude of the Sendai earthquake as double 19.5. Your theory as published predicts energy upwelling at 19.5°, NOT twice that or three times that or any other multiple of it.
mar 25 04:30But the best was yet to come. After the additional 7.1 magnitude tremor at 38° 15' N, 141° 38' E on 7th April, Hoagland posted this gob-smackingly ignorant piece of poppycock:
Remember, we are NOT talking about precise longitude and latitude "lines" ... but "bands of activity" -- as with any physical process ....
That "Fukushima" was a Planned Event -- by "someone" -- is almost a certainty now; I mean, what are the odds of ANOTHER major quake (the 7.1 a couple days ago) -- complete with similar tsunami warnings -- with an epicenter (and depth!) only a few miles different from the earlier, devestating [sic] 9.0 quake ... and all, by "acident?!"What are the odds? Almost 100% certain, Richard. It's called an aftershock. Duhhhh...