Indian Experts Find Possible Way to Predict Earthquakes
NEW DELHI: Predicting earthquakes has always remained a puzzle but a group of Indian experts claim to have found a possible way out. They have even come up with earthquake sensitive days for 2016 and claim that earthquake dates for January has already been validated.
A study by Prof Jeganathan Chockalingam from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi and two co-authors found that there are very clear evidences of planetary configuration creating hotspots of orbital perturbations which in-turn has some effect on Earth's orbital path which finally results in earthquakes.
Motivated by the Indian astrology and its hint about possible earthquake link with planets, Chockalingam and his team wanted to test whether there is any real link between these two events. They therefore started observing these events seriously post 2004 Tsunami which killed thousands of people to understand planetary configurations and major earthquakes.
The study claims that there are local gravitational interactions amongst bigger planets like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune which creates an invisible resultant gravity vectors (IRGV) which acts as imperceptible planetary force when an inner planet crosses them.
“Whenever Earth crossed these IRGVs invariably there were major earthquakes, and other inner planetary crossings as well showed similar results,” said the study published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Advancement in Remote Sensing, GIS and Geography.
Even a simple two planetary alignment were also checked for their contribution in causing earthquakes, the study said, adding that overall, they have consistently identified link between a particular planetary configurations and earthquakes.
“Overall the explanation capabilities of each of possible configurations were critically cross checked and hope that the study will give a new dimension in the field of earthquake, gravity anomalies and their prediction. Finally, the study predicted the sensitive days for the year 2016 and researchers may validate our concepts and results based on actual ground shaking,” said Chockalingam.
The authors had visualised solar system space as a gravity lake having lot of gravity waves (big and minor just like ocean), and that every planet travels across these waves during their orbit around the Sun just like a ship travelling in the ocean. According to their assumption, these gravity waves (forces) can increase and decrease spatially and temporally.
“All spatial locations of resultant gravity vectors (RGV) resulting from all combinations of major planets were identified. Their study revealed that whenever a planetary vector crosses those RGVs a gravity ripple is created and it perturbs the earth's orbital path and hence altering the movement pattern on the surface of the earth as well as underground,” it further said.