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The San Francisco Tesla Society

presents a free presentation featuring

Jim Berkland

"Looking Through Seismic Windows"

Sunday, January  11, 2009  1 - 5 p.m. at

San Francisco Public Library
Park Branch - Lower Right Entrance
1833 Page Street @ Cole
San Francisco, CA 94117

Jim Berkland is the only American scientist to predict and name a major quake -- the famous Loma Prieta earthquake which struck Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989.     Jim has also accurately predicted at least 6 other significant quakes around the world.

Many of Berkland's theories --based on tides, moons, geyser activity, disoriented pets, the frequency of lost cats & dogs, and magnetic field changes -- were factors in the great Indian Ocean quake-tsunami disaster on December 26, 2004.

Like other SF Tesla researchers in this field such as Joe Tate, Marsha Adams and Eric Dollard, Mr. Berkland hopes that someday early earthquake warnings will be announced along with the weather to save countless lives around the world.

Jim Berkland is a native of Northern California who grew up in Sonoma County.   After Berkland received his BA in Geology from U.C. Berkeley in 1958, he worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for 6 years conducting laboratory &  field research throughout the western United States.  Jim received his Masters Degree in Geology from San Jose State University in 1964 and became an Engineering Geologist for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  He continued his studies at U.C. Davis from 1969 - 1972 and served as Santa Clara's first County Geologist from 1973 until his retirement in 1994.   Berkland helped establish geologic ordinances now widely held as models in this field.

Jim Berkland has written over 50 scientific papers and is featured in Cal Orey's book The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes .  His website is .


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