~~~~~He goes by the name EQ Guy, but it was March 13, 2015, the date Cyclone Pam made landfall at Vanuatu, when he made his debut with "Earthquake Minute" on his local Community Radio station in Madison, Wisconsin.
~~~~~The landfall of Cyclone Pam helped turn the show into sort of a regular feature and the mention of places where The EQ Guy expected major earthquakes quickly became the reality of some fairly accurate predictions!
~~~~~As he'd been saying after that landfall there were indeed earthquakes at New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea, and when Kathmandu, Nepal got the 7.8 the momentum of his new show kept on moving right along with the tectonic plates The EQ Guy is always talking about.
~~~~~Then one day yet another Major Windstorm, Typhoon Soudelor made landfall at Taiwan with 225 mph winds and since this is one of the possible precursors to earthquakes that EQ Guy likes to employ, he decided it was time to go the distance on his "Earthquake Minute" show and go ahead and make an Earthquake Prediction. Having already previously named Santiago, Chile at 8 Richters, EQ Guy knew that according to his "Go Straight Theory" he could do even better there. So he took an extra close look at all the information available over a 2-week period while his normal show producer "DJ The Real Jaguar" was on vacation and upon Jaguars return went public with a now Great Prediction!
~~~~~He'd determined the Major Earthquake was more likely to strike further north of Santiago and chose San Felipe, Chile giving the date as September 12, 2015 and when the now famous 8.3 Magnitude Earthquake struck there a few days later on September 16, he was just 75 miles off! While that counted as one and was his first, that streak would keep continuing on!
~~~~~His streak kept on like that with earthquakes at Burma, Turkey, Antofagasta, near Lima, Peru, and Venezuela until the landfall of Cyclone Winston at Fiji came along and his latest big prediction happened.
~~~~~At first EQ Guy predicted Riobamba, Ecuador for 7.8 Richters, but as the days went by some re-calibration showed it to be more like the actual area we today know as the epicenter of the recent Great Ecuador Earthquake! With the magnitude actually being at 7.8 exactly as he'd said, too! As of this writing his record for predictions is now at 9 for 9!!! Some comments and a lot of new followers on his EQ Guy Twitter page at www.twitter.com/eqalert and he is very sorry for the loss of life there while still hoping someday all his work might be able to be used to alert people BEFORE an earthquake strikes.
~~~~~EQ Guy was working as an actor the day of the Northridge Earthquake when he decided to do some research and writes a regular EQ Blog at www.earthquakealert.blogspot.com and you can hear his "Earthquake Minute" on Fridays when time permits between 4:15 and 4:30pm Central Time at www.wortfm.org CLICK Listen Live, and he is starting to enjoy the way he ends the shows these days when he throws it back to his favorite Disc Jockey and brand new friend, The Real Jaguar with his now famous closing line, "I'm the EQ Guy. . . and THAT'S Earthquake Minute"!