Yes, I know – it sounds weird, but it’s true. This man predicted the New Zealand’s earthquake 8 days before it happened. Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this. A man appears to have predicted Sunday’s devastating New Zealand earthquake a week before it struck, blaming it on the ‘supermoon’. Here’s what you need to know – well, Nigel Antony Gray warned in a Facebook posted dated November 6 that people should ‘watch for a major earthquake’ on November 14 or a ‘couple of days either side’.
He claimed because the moon was closer to Earth than it had been for many years, its gravitational pull would be greater, making a quake ‘quite possible’. The 7.5 magnitude quake struck near Christchurch on the evening of November 13, within the window he predicted a day before Monday night’s ‘supermoon’. ‘There was a recent large earthquake in Italy and as when one plate shifts it places stress on other plates, the chances of a big quake are higher for something down this end of the globe,’ Mr Gray wrote.
Mr Gray, a New Zealander who from his Facebook feed appears to be a conspiracy theorist and staunch Donald Trump supporter, advised people to stock up on food and water. His now-deleted post went viral soon after the quake hit, and his name has been discussed more than 38,000 times on Facebook.
During the earthquake, terrified residents saw bright flashing blue lights in the sky with several videos of the mysterious lights appearing online.
It was likely the rare ‘earthquake light’ phenomenon where rocks rub together as the Earth’s crust shakes, creating an electric charge.
Asked about the estimated cost of the damage from Sunday’s earthquake New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key said: ‘It’s hard to believe that the bill is going to be less than a couple of billion (dollars).’ The earthquake was greater in magnitude than the tremor that hit Christchurch in 2011 but it did not bring the same level of devastation as on that occasion. The death toll in 2011 was 185 but so far only two deaths have been linked to yesterday’s quake. The New Zealand Herald reported that a 100-year-old woman and her daughter-in-law survived when the earthquake destroyed their home at Kaikoura but the son, Louis Edgar, perished in the rubble.