It's been four years since the devastating mag 7 Port-au-Prince earthquake. It caused 150,000 deaths and destroyed 250,000 houses. The coordinates of the epicenter were 18°30'N, 72°38'W.
A further, much more minor, casualty was the truth. Four years ago tonight, Richard Hoagland went on Coast to Coast AM and said the epicenter was at 19.5°N, thus dishonestly giving support to his crackpot idea that the 19.5° latitude is a major source of energy from "higher dimensions," whatever that means.
Here's a link to my bloggery from four years ago, explaining the difference between geodetic and geocentric latitudes -- and also explaining that the latitude of Port-au-Prince is not 19.5° in either convention. I have written to Hoagland suggesting that this might be a good moment to issue a retraction, if he has the guts to do so.
His e-mail address is email@example.com.