Nostradamus (1503 – 1566) was a Frenchman who dispensed medicines to physicians. He was also a seer who published a collection of prophecies of the future, including the prediction of many major world events.
For example, his quatrains have been said to predict the Great Fire of London, Napoleon I of France, Adolph Hitler and the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
His work of predictions was in the form of 10 "Centuries," with each Century containing 100 four-line quatrains.
The original work was in French, in no particular linear-time sequence, written in a cryptic fashion in order to protect the author from the prevailing religious authorities who tended to burn people at the stake for such heresy.
The following is Nostradamus -- Century 9, Quatrain 83.
"The sun in twenty degrees of Taurus, there will be a great earthquake;
the great theatre full up will be ruined.
Darkness and trouble in the air, sky and land,
then the infidel calls upon God and the Saints."
Twenty days after the sun moves into Taurus is April 10. Although no year is given, this quatrain implies that there will be a great earthquake on April 10.
I lived in southern California in 1975 to 1986 where I went through several small earthquakes. Whenever one of them hit, it was always in the back of my mind that it might be the big one.
These days, I live less than a hundred miles from the New Madrid fault line, where the epicenter of the biggest North American earthquake in history took place in 1811. I don't give it much thought but if the ground starts swaying, my mind will start swaying too.
Quote for the Day -- “The safest place to be during an earthquake would be in a stationary store.” George Carlin
Bret Burquest is the author of 10 books. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a couple of dogs and where certain events are beyond human control.