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I'm going to stick my neck out!
Interestingly enough I used to "predict" earthquakes to myself when I lived in Japan.  I observed that a significant (3 to 4 local scale, i.e. one that could be easily felt, and swayed our 14 storey apartment to the extent that we could not walk across the room) earthquake would occur within a couple of days of
1)    Sudden change in weather such as drop (rise?) in temperature (10 Deg +/- Centig) and
2)    Coincidence with a full moon.
3)    The bigger ones usually after midnight, around 2 in the morning, although I remember a lot around dinner time.
So I have a definite bias toward gravitational and environmental conditions having an effect.  Not scientific, but I was never taken by surprise once I accepted these observations.  It's no wonder the animals etc "know".  They are more attuned to natural conditions than we are.
If you surmised right then millennium apocalypse acolytes are going to have field day!  Or we may just be in for a rocky ride :-)

Thor A Tandy P.Eng, MCSCE
Victoria BC
e-mail: vicpeng(--nospam--at)
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: Moon Stuff

I'm really sticking my neck out here at the risk of being made fun of but,
has this thought occured to anyone else on the list....

What gravitational effects might this planetary alignment have on earth?
Increased seismic activity a possibility?

>lunar perigee (point in the  moon's orbit that is closest to Earth)
> the Earth is also several million miles closer to the sun at this time of
the year