From within the crack a whooosh, a sigh of something escaped. The whoosh, the sigh, was a warning.
Today I bumped into a friend in town, and he told me about this.....
There are unprecedented levels of carbon monoxide currently all over the west coast of America. According to geophysicist Ramesh Sing, Earth emits a burst of carbon monoxide a few days before an earthquake. He and co-workers from France and the United States discovered that this gas coulc be used as one of the precursor signals for an earthquake early warning system. They found the connection between carbon monoxide emission and earthquake activity by analysing satellite remote sensing data collected around the time when a 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook Gujarat in Western India nine years ago killing about 20,000 people and making thousands more homeless.
If you live on the West Coast of America I strongly recommend that you consider going somewhere else for a few weeks. Whilst there is no reason for me to dream about America, there are people I love there, so there is no reason for me not to dream about America.
I suppose I have my head deeply in the sand... perhaps the warning is for me here?
Subsequent to posting this I had another dream - the whole of the dream consisted of the image of the moon mostly obscuring the sun in a black sky. The flare of the sun could be seen around the circular black disc of the moon. Apparently there is a lunar eclipse on Wednesday 9th of March. The more my dreams stack up the more I feel that actually the warning is for here in the UK, even though we won't be able to see the eclipse. But wherever you are, please take care on the evening/night of Wednesday 9th March. The safest place in the event of earthquake - as far as I understand it - is on the ground floor of a single or double story building in a room with a big strong table in it. Make sure your mobile phone is charged and hide under the table when the rumbling begins and stay there until it's finished. I feel like a total nutter writing this, but I would never be able to forgive myself if we did have an earthquake on Wednesday and I hadn't said anything. I'd rather viewed as stupid or raving than be full of remorse for the lives I might have saved but didn't.
No rubble! It was a strange old day; as it turned out there were actually many earthquakes - in the Mariana Islands where there was a magnitude 5 earthquake, in Crete where there was a magnitude 4.1 on that day and in Chile a magnitude 5. But none of them were 'my' earthquake.
My lovely friend Jane said I may have saved her from having a car accident.... she'd read the blog and was having a day of "discombobulation," something else that sounded very unnerving which I now can't remember and "rushing". Most of the drivers on the road that day seemed to be having a similar or worse day and if she hadn't been being extra careful (watching out for earthquakes) one of their erratic manoeuvres might have got her! She's very kind.
I had a weird angsty day - doubtless entirely self created - but nothing in it constituted an earthquake. So I'm left with the knowledge that I joined dots between two dreams that should not have been there (learning, always learning) and the feeling that there is still an earthquake to come. My hope is that it will turn out to be a personal one not a planetary one. I'll let you know!