A report from the International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC) has kept the social media busy, with links to an earthquake prediction from the IEVPC circulating around. In the Catastrophic Geophysical Event (CGE) Monitoring and Warning System (CMWS) issued by the organization, it mentioned an earthquake with a magnitude of M8.0 + and possible tsunami that will hit the Philippines and Indonesia in 2014.

Is the report true? Will an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island countries of Philippines and Indonesia in 2014?

Below is the full press release issued early this year:

International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center
P.O. Box 607147 – Orlando, Fl 32860
(407) 985-3509 – mail@ievpc.org

Major Earthquake Predicted
for Philippines and Indonesia
Monday, January 7, 2013 Press Release 01-01-07-13
9:00 AM
The IEVPC announces today its latest prediction for a major earthquake, centered between the Philippines and northern Indonesia in the Molucca Sea.

The quake is expected to produce a M8.0+ event with possible tsunami. The time frame for this quake to strike is from now until December 2014 and is detailed in the associated warning notice posted at the IEVPC web site (www.ievpc.org).

Analysis of the precursor signals from its proprietary system for quake detection has allowed the IEVPC to issue this important warning to the nations affected with substantial advance preparation time. This warning comes after the IEVPC has recently completed its highly successful test program during which it had correctly predicted three important earthquake events with a high degree of accuracy.

According to Director of Research, Dr. Dong Choi, “This new alert specifies the epicenter will be in the vicinity of the Talaud and Sangihe islands. All island nations in the region are however, under substantial risk since we have also forecast an associated tsunami. Many cities, towns, and villages in this area are located directly on the coastal areas throughout this region of steep-sided islands. Thus, people may be subjected to devastating waves hitting the shore lines if the predicted earthquake unfolds as we believe it might. Further, the area is already experiencing much increased volcanic activity and a major eruption cannot be ruled out, adding to the difficulties people in this area will experience.”

IEVPC CEO Mr. John L. Casey adds to this announcement with, “Now that we have demonstrated through our just concluded test program that major earthquakes can be predicted well in advance, we will be doing whatever we can to alert the nations in the threatened area so they can begin to prepare.”

About International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC)
The IEVPC is a non-profit science research organization was established on February 1, 2011, in Orlando, Florida, USA. The Mission of the International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center, Inc. (IEVPC) is to develop the best possible means for protection of the people on Earth through early prediction of catastrophic geophysical events (CGE) such as earthquakes, associated tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.

Location of the Molucca Sea: