r. Lowell S. Whiteside predicts that a moderate earthquake, possibly strong enough to rattle dishes, will shake Mammoth Lakes in California in a few days.
"Around the 15th of May," said Dr. Whiteside, chief forecaster for GeoForecaster Inc. of Lafayette, Calif.
GeoForecaster says it has successfully forecast 16,520 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or larger in the last few years, including a rare magnitude 4.6 earthquake last month in Alabama.
But Dr. Whiteside's forecasts did not include an earthquake in eastern Turkey two weeks ago that killed more than 150 people. "That was a miss," he said.
..the subscription section of its Web site, geoforecaster.com, lists more than 120 quakes it expects globally in the next seven days, including small temblors today in the Northern Panhandle of Texas and on Thursday in northeastern Ohio.