Non-Seismic Precursors Do Predict Earthquakes
December 29, 2011 • 1:59PM

The Japan Times has retravelled the discoveries that the LaRouche Basement Science team made last Spring and Summer. Yesterday, it presented Robert Geller trashing the possibility of earthquake predication.

Today, however, it featured the work of Masashi Hayakawa, professor emeritus of the University of Electro-Communications. "Six days before the March 11 disasters, Masashi Hayakawa knew that a major earthquake was imminent. Using data gathered at the Seismo-electromagnetics Research Station at the University of Electro-Communications in Chofu, Tokyo, Hayakawa says he found 'conspicuous anomalies' that clearly indicated a major event was just days away...

"The key to his prediction can be found on the roof of the research facility, on which dozens of antennas, satellite dishes and other gadgets have been installed... The receiver is part of a very low frequency and low frequency (VLF/LF) network of observation stations where signals from transmitters in Japan and overseas can be monitored simultaneously to study perturbations in the ionosphere — the uppermost layer of the atmosphere.

"'Earthquakes are natural phenomena and like the weather forecast it's unreasonable to expect to get it right 100 percent of the time,' he says. 'But our success rate last year was between 80 and 90 percent, which indicates we are able to map earthquake precursors accurately enough for practical purposes.' The precursor [is] the slight falling of the ionosphere directly above the eventual epicenter of the quake...

"Seismologists and others involved in the study of earthquakes also hold a dim view of quake prediction scientists. 'They say things like, "How can Hayakawa possibly predict earthquakes when we can't? He's not even a seismologist." And therein lies the problem: They are unable to see that there are different, new ways of looking at the subject. Keeping an open mind and exploring avenues that haven't been explored before — isn't that what science is all about?' he says."

Last week saw the release of Hayakawa's latest book, "Earthquakes Can be Predicted." Larouchepac covered the work of Hayakawa and cothinkers who spoke at the European Geosciences Union's General Assembly in Vienna, in April. (http://www.larouchepac.com/node/17922)