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."
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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.