Nostradamus Predicted the Historic 2011 Japan Earthquake?



On March 11, 2011 (05:46:23 UTC), a historic 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, creating a massive tsunami. It was one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded. It created a 23 foot tsunami, which was even more dangerous then the earthquake.

Previously, on March 9 (23:23 UTC), a solar flare erupted, aimed straight towards the Earth. The Coronal Mass Ejection arrived shortly afterwards striking our magnetic field on March 10. A bright aurora borealis was visible that night in the northern United States. It was daylight in Japan, when at the same time the earthquake and tsunami struck.

Previously I wrote about a prediction by Nostradamus where I suggested he connected solar flares with an earthquake:   Nostradamus, Solar Flares and Earthquakes

Century: 1, Quatrain: 46
Very near Auch, Lectoure and Mirande
a great fire will fall from the sky for three nights.
The cause will appear both stupefying and marvelous;
shortly afterwards there will be an earthquake.

The quatrain mentioned areas in southern France (Auch, Lectoure and Mirande) and a fire in the sky for 3 nights. I understood this to mean the aurora borealis would be visible in an area where it’s rarely seen, farther south. Only a huge solar flare could create an aurora borealis great enough to light up the sky like fire at that latitude.

The aurora borealis occurred the same time the earthquake hit Japan, as reported here:

Video: Minnesota Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis

Their firsthand account:  “The Aurora event peaked about the same time as the earth quake in Japan before Midnight local time in Minnesota.”

From the start of the solar flare until the earthquake…March 9, March 10, march 11…three nights. That the sun may have caused this would be stupefying and marvelous. Shortly afterwards, the earth will tremble, in French “la terre tremblera”.

Did the solar flare actually trigger this awful earthquake? Or was it only a coincidence that Nostradamus used as a signpost, an omen, to predict what was to happen? If the sun actually had something to do with this earthquake, then we had better beware. We are entering an active solar period, and we can expect more such flares.

I give the people of Japan my greatest sympathy for their losses.

147 Responses to “Nostradamus Predicted the Historic 2011 Japan Earthquake?”

  1. josh Says:

    he predicted and it all happened so far so what if he didnt say what and when it was going to but close what bouthister soungs like hitler or twins in the sky could been twin towers next the world goin to end soon if you dont believe NOS then get on your unicorn ride to santas house for the toothfairys birthday and dont look behind you now cause the boogy mans bout to get cha

  2. David Says:

    Hi Graeme,
    With Nostradamus, we can believe he was only using his imagination. Or we can believe he had some actual clairvoyant visions. If Nostradamus was a faker, then there is no point in examining his writings. I accept the premise he had actual clairvoyance to some degree, so I run on that premise. He had enough successes that I feel some of his predictions were the real deal. The problem is, we don’t know which ones were true clairvoyance, and which were his imagination or confusion. If only a fraction of his quatrains are genuinely prophetic, then it’s worth the trouble to speculate.

    Another thought. It is difficult enough to predict the future, even in jest. Outside of saying the stock market will go up one day and down another, how about predicting the price of silver one year from now? Even the savviest people may be prophetic, but only up to a point. What will the world be like 500 years from now? We can only imagine.

    Will there be artificial intelligence 500 years from now? Will humanity become cyber-beings integrated within our technology? Will be conquer death and become immortal? Will me master the laws of nature?

    Or will be destroy our planet?

    Nostradamus appears to have brief glimpses 500 years in his future. That is pretty remarkable.

  3. David Says:

    Hi Balea,
    My blog, the Occult View, is about the esoteric, the paranormal and spirituality outside the mainstream. That is its niche. We discuss some wild stuff here, and I don’t prejudge anyone’s opinions. All input is welcome!

  4. David Says:

    Hi Kim,
    Something is in the air. Global warming, climate change and depletion of natural resources being the 800-pound gorilla. Will earth have the resources to support everybody? Will the planet be better off in the future? Or worse? We don’t need to be Nostradamus to read the writing on the wall.

  5. David Says:

    That can be said for a lot of the quatrains. But there are also some that actually appear prophetic. That is what keeps me coming back to these dusty old quatrains. To go through all the successful examples, you could check on books on the topic.

  6. David Says:

    Hi Josh,
    I think one’s view of Nostradamus depends if someone accepts the possibility of the paranormal, or if someone doubts it. Both are reasonable positions to take. I think that is it in a nutshell. I feel there is a middle ground between complete acceptance and total denial. An open-mind is a good thing.

    I wrote about the quatrain that impresses me the most. It sounds like gibberish…until viewed from the right perspective.


  7. Patriot Earth Says:

    Quatrain IX 9 is a lot more convincing, especially given the economic implications which are yet to be fully seen…

  8. David Says:

    That is a good quatrain!

  9. David Says:

    Here is a story:
    Did solar magnetic eruptions cause the Japanese earthquake?
    Hey! Maybe Nostradamus was not full of hot air afterall?

  10. erica Says:

    hi, i was reading all of his and you guys make a lot of good points and with so much going on in the world these days. ive always been a pretty firm believer in nos, not everything is right what he says. but ive noticed hes been righ about most of the really big event in history.

  11. David Says:

    Hi Erica,
    Nos does seem to target on the biggest events. We can be tempted to see Nostradamus in every event. But the trick is…do we really know what will be a big event before it happens? Who would have imagined Hitler would become Nostradamus’ second Anti-Christ before he ruled Germany? I think what is happening in the Middle East now is the start of the next big event. And we are at just the beginning.

  12. Alex Wilde - El Experimento Says:

    It’s fascinating to know there were “prophets” like Nostradamus. It may have been a coincidence but one thing that I believed in your post was the solar flare that directly hit the earth. It’s like in the movies such as “The Knowing” or “2012”. Solar flares produce aurora. Auroras that are visible other than North Pole means the sun had just released its massive flares. So we have to be really careful and alert…

  13. David Says:

    Hi Alex,
    A solar flare’s auroras were visible in North America at the exact same time a historic earthquake hit Japan. This is a fact. And a pretty incredible coincidence. Did Nostradamus actually intend this in his quatrain? Imagine Nostradamus’ vision…what may he have seen? He sees fire in the sky. How else to describe auroras which I doubt he ever saw before from France. Followed was a vision of a God-awful earthquake. I can see the connection from the viewpoint of a clairvoyant. Some coincidences are too much of a coincidence.

  14. Jaydeadone Says:

    No, it wasn’t a solar flare. It was the H.A.A.R.P. project. Arora Borealis was also noted before the Haitian quake and the Indonesian Tsunami. H.A.A.R.P. directly attacks the Ionosphere and causes it to heat up by sending radio waves into it and then in a direct beam the Ionosphere reacts, causing Arora Borealis (type behavior) and a stronger Ion beam back and into the earth. It could have been reasons of mistake in a test of the H.A.A.R.P. project (run by the U.S. D.o.D./Navy/Air Force) or diliberate to drop the stock price in Japan. Money is power. Japan is one of the most independant countries in the world. How else do you buy them out. BTW the U.S. government has been buying Japanese stock like crazy. You don’t believe me? Look it up. and wake up.


  15. manoj Says:

    Hello guys,
    Isnt it interesting to know,we live in the world which did not even know what is Calculator till 1970,after that see what has happened,is it not a big miracle ?? We should be ready for the measure change in the world,if we see carefully destroying power of the God is more active now and all wrong people are getting exposed.From Monkey we have become human in revolutions step by step so there must be next step of human revolution coming,we all should be prepared to enter the ‘kingdom of God’. Nostradamus has explain the beautiful world after the 2012 we all should be prepared and get ready to enter in new world which will be more divine and we all will have direct contact with God…

  16. Josie Says:

    I think people and this website like to scare people. Planet event have allways happened, is normal, is the nature, does not have anything to do with predictions or God. Please do not scare humanity with nonsense!!!

  17. Dz Says:

    It’s interesting to me that so few people can live with an open mind, such as those telling you all that the NOS stuff is “nonsense.” It amazes me how those people think that what you all are doing here is trying to broaden your horizons and embrace all forms of knowledge. “Scare humanity” is a bit dramatic dont’ you think Josie? Sorry David, I have never visited your site until now and while it may be unbelievable I find it fascinating. Our minds are like sponges, meant to absorb all info – isn’t that what we say about newborns/infant/toddlers/children who are fresh and take everything in – why not adults? Seriously people, if you want to leave a comment try not attacking the blogger just because you are insecure in your own theoretics.

  18. David Says:

    Hi Dz,
    I don’t mind when people disagree with me. I can delete any comment I don’t want to appear. Often the comments are more interesting then what I originally wrote. I only delete a comment if it has profanity or is simply a troll. Otherwise, I let people express themselves. As for scary, Josie made me wonder…what was Nostradamus’ scariest quatrains? I may write next about the Nostradamus’ predictions about world-wide famine and human cannibalism.

  19. adrian Says:

    reply to maria, march 12. Nostradamus may have wrote about the armageddon that will happen in middle east, that’s no secret as we can all see the evolution of wars and violence in the area, and Revelations (last book of the bible) has plenty of indications as to the location of the armageddon war. Revelations also has indications as to nations that will be involved, however there are a lot of things to preceed that event. The rise of the Antichrist, the alliance of the 12 countries, the conquering of Antichrist of 2 of these nations. Antichrist proclaiming himself God in the Israel Temple. He will pretty much be the Hitler of our time, only more powerful. People will listen to him as he will bring the world three and a half years of peace where everything will be under his control and strict regulation. There are many interpretations of Revelations. This is it for now.

  20. Mr. Reason Says:

    Don’t worry. Be happy. The world will not end in 2012 (unless we get slammed by a large asteroid or comet or a nearby star goes nova and blasts us with gamma rays or a black hole swallows the earth or…). The Mayans and Nostradamus are wrong. I’m making my 2013 vacation plans. :-)

  21. Salor Moon Says:

    I also read many years ago that Japan represents a Greek god, “Hermes” who is a guide to the death world (Pluto or Plutonium?). It’s scary. This means that Plutonim poluation spreads after the meltdown (?) of the Fukushima Nuke reactors? This can definitely kill millions of people many times. – Salor Moon

  22. Salor Moon Says:

    I meant to mention that about “Hermes” can be found somewhere in Nostradamus’s “the Century”. – SM

  23. Salor Moon Says:

    He also wrote about “a country of Sun” (Japan). . . “will see blonde light” coming from “north”? This may be a prediction of a humangus explosion/blast of the nuke plant(s)? – SM

  24. David Says:

    Hi Salor Moon,
    You have some good insights! I’m looking into nuclear references in the quatrains. There are a number of occult quatrains, which seem to describe vague occult methods. However, some of these may be refering to the nuclear accident.

  25. perry82 Says:

    Hi guys, i also stumbled on this site during google nostradamus japan.
    To make ppl not scare, end of world will not happen. ( i cannot explain but please check ohm nama shiva and mahabaratha)
    Just continue living good, life is earned.
    And yes nostradamus writing relates tv news images.
    I wonder.. perhaps already all events are done but we must continue.

  26. Alan Says:

    Bahhh. His predictions are all bogus and are simply interpreted into modern language any which way by paranoid scaremongers to fit current events. That and people reading them and, drawing a conclusion then acting them out, as was the case with Hitler.

    Each and every time there is a disaster in this world you always find details on how Nostradamus predicted it. Funny how it’s always post event that his predictions are mentioned, not post.

  27. Josie Says:

    Well, the tsunami was a conseguence of the earthquake and does not mean at all that was predicted by Nostradamus. Not everything is anticipated, we live on planet Earth and this things will allway happen!!!

  28. FillHipLips Says:

    In 2008 a Japanese man played on a buring piano to a crowed of 500 in a cirle, When playing the burning Piano its lasted for 10Mins , Their were 10 Meter Tssunami,
    The same Man done the same stunt of playing a burning piano in 1973, So from 2008 going back to 1973 what was big in Japan at the time, Was A film Called The Submission of Japan,(A disaster Movie), Then I think and occultscience101 on Youtube to that that Burning piano ws the same one in Florida, found on a beach this Year 2011, So this may be a sign for something happening in Florida or a message for somthing, their may be a connection , just thot ad add this idea.

  29. TP Says:

    Hello again! I have a true story for the nay-sayer Bah Humbug types out there. What you say about having serious doubts feels oh-so-familiar! Let let me tell you a story from the prehistoric music days, before there were CDs and DVDs (somewhere in the late 1980s).

    I was chatting after a concert with a once (and still is) world famous musician, whose band had many Gold and Platinum Albums sold worldwide at that time. He’d written a song about Nostradamus on one of his albums that had intrigued me intellectually as well as musically. It seemed clear that the writings of Nostradamus had some influence / flavoring in many other songs he’d written as well. He described himself as a simple ‘ Word-smith “ with a great interest in French History, 1600 and 1700s period. Hence his high interest in the writings of Nostradamus. I asked him to tell me why he had so much faith in the Prophecies of Nostradamus (whom I’d heard of, but never really read anything of his up to that late night in a smoky bar in Seattle). His ‘explanation’ came wrapped in a foretelling of something yet to come in the years ahead. He guaranteed this BIG event would happen before the end of the 1900s.

    He said there was a quatrain that told of the Eagle and the Bear turning into great allies against the Red Hordes (or something similar to that ‘Red’ description). His interpretation was that the years long reality of ‘the Cold War’ would soon come to an end, transforming America and Russia into Allies instead of bitter enemies. He said this would also come about in response to a larger perceived shared threat from Red China! He told me that when all this really came about? Then I would remember our conversation that night and better understand why he so revered Nostradamus!

    In the late 80s the Berlin Wall was still up and Russia still rattled its swords at us with any and every perceived disrespect, military action/testing or just rumors about some of Star Wars space weapons being developed in those Ray-gun years. Understandably my reaction was total disbelief and scoffing at him to even consider such nonsense as being possible! No way would Russia even be considered trustworthy nor much of an ally without some Global threat to all of us on Earth from Space Aliens or something dire like that. Which wasn’t very likely suffice it to say! I even burst out laughing at this, and for him actually believing in such tripe! Without any worry of having to pay up, I promised him that I’d gladly eat crow any way he wanted it, IF – by some slight chance – his ‘prediction’ came even marginally true before Y2K.

    Well, luckily I don’t travel as much as I used to and he has retired from the globetrotting Tour Circuit. Yet, I have no doubt that when we DO meet up again? The very first thing he’ll say, with a twinkle in his eye, will be… “SO…and exactly how do you want your Crow prepared? Raw or baked in clay, complete with feathers, beak and claws?”

    Yep, at least here even I can predict with absolute certainty that there will come a day where I will meet my fate and have to face my musician friend with his Crow (jokes) ready and waiting to pounce gleefully on my ignorant self. You could say that I now have just a bit more faith that parts of these writings will come true. Meaning, my fellow Doubters, that one day you too may find at least one of these scribbles will prove to be much more than you’ve ever dreamt of being possible, my dear Horatio!

    PS…Anyone know which quatrain Al was referring to in my story? Do tell? And, did anything special happen this month on the 11th day? – Tx, TP

  30. GADEL Says:

    Nostradamus again. . . Interesting? Why not try Mother Shipton?

  31. David Says:

    Hi Gadel,
    I read Mother Shipton was a fabrication of some writer who wrote Shipton’s predictions after the fact. At least Nostradamus wrote his stuff long before his predictions came true.

  32. Mattdoucet Says:

    U all should read up on , m theory, multiverse, hidden curled up dimension and the quantum mechanics and implications to infinite universes and infinite choices we can make and how it all comes together… We are all made of strange n unknown particles that flow through us, is part of us, n unfifies all the elements of this 3 dimensional world… This uniserse, space and time arenrt static and time travel is possible technology pending…. Its been known for years if u can go fast enough its possible. We are some far away from getting to that speed but its possible. I will always believe that the human mind is a quantum mechanical bio engineers peace of technology which can tap into the unknown. Every choice we make creates another reality. We could be in nos reality… No wonder hes right on alot of thing. U go left a entire quantum sift occurs n another universe exist u go right and the same thing. All possibilities amd all scenarios exist in theory. 11 dimensional string theory supports the existance of multiverses…. Blah blahh sorry i got carried away. You tube or read up on some of this. This isnt just a couple quacks comn up with this.. Its real science. There testing the theory at cern in europe. Crazy stuff.

  33. Kai Says:

    Possibly something to do with haarp the microwaves sent out cause the aurora borealis to be seen in certain locations when the ionosphere is disrupted

  34. james wiliams Says:

    Sun Storms (CME /Coronal Mass Ejections)
    Friday 9 am, 21 Dec 2012

    1 There is no danger for loss of life from CME (Coronal Mass Ejections) solar storms like the one expected Friday 9am, 21 Dec, 2012.

    2 However, these strong solar storms (like the strong tsunami expected), are known (under the right circumstances) to be capable to destroy (burn out) all electrical transformers with in their range interrupting the power supply in this way that is transmitted to our homes and to our cities.

    3 If the solar storm is born from the NORTH side of the sun, the polarity of earth will force the magnetic elements of the storm to bounce off and disappear out into space. However if the storm is born from the SOUTH side, it will be drawn onto earth by earths polarity causing transformers to overload and burn out.

    4 Prevention of panic
    The correct and responsible information (facts) about the event that is going to take place will give the chance for everybody (all citizens) to prepare accordingly, and most important it will prevent “exaggerated” panic that can cost hundredths of lives particularly to ailing people the elderly and children.

    5 Diagnosing the polarity of the storm and the size of the flare will give each country (those affected) only 12 minutes to put into practice the emergency precautions taken to confront the storm because this is the time estimated that it will take the magnetic solar flare to reach earth.

    6 Being that the application of the precautions/ measures can take place with in 12 minutes alone, it would appropriate I think that the -precautions/safety plan- for each country would be consisted of 2 plans the -Green plan- and the -Red plan-.

    7 In the case of a North bound storm everyone should be noticed -everything ok- as soon as possible…in order to prevent the type panic that will bring destruction and casualties..

    8 There is but only one way to confront a storm (the Red Plan) that is going to be known that is going to destroy all of the electrical transformers of a country. Allow me to add here that in case of their destruction, the time needed to replace the transformers will be 15-20 years because the factories that make them are very few, and they are going to give priorities everywhere. The “plunging” of a country into darkness before and during the storm is a series matter, but is the lesser of the 2 evils the other one being the whole country being with out electricity for many years to come!

    The information presented is a small summary begotten out of a TV science series named «Perfect Disasters»

    This essay is one of -good will- and it is of a humanitarian nature. The opinion expressed as to the way in handling the phenomena (the storm) is personal. It is also of personal opinion that:

    The predicted precision in time, day and year with which the phenomena (tsunami) is making a re appearance, reveals very specific conditions under which the storm can realize its self, revealing in this way, that the area of earth most likely to be effected, is the same one that was effected during the last Coronal Mass Ejection… the Golf of Mexico.

    God bless and take care
    Constantinos James Wiliams

  35. Ibrahim Says:

    Hello guys!

    I am a devout Muslim and after reading all these comment’s, I’m really happy that a lot of people have an open mind/view of the world.

    Okay now to the people who want to know why all these tragedies happen on the “11th day of the month, they happen because 11 is the most important number to the illuminati which relates, to the tragedies. Research more on this subject and you”ll get the picture.

    Well for the last part I have a grim prediction as well for this year, possibly tenfold times worser then the japan tsunami. The date you may ask? 11/11/11 of course, probably the most important date to the illuminati. It happens only once this millennium and I predict that it’s going to be very, very, VERY grim. It would start world war 3 and the population if the world will drastically be lowered, it would spark panic as disasters after disasters happen which would cause panic to the general public. Once you hear about one disaster, another will appear just as quickly.

    Just telling you what I think =D.

    I’m only 16 btw, so I’m no expert but I’ve done my fair share of research.

    P.S YouTube music industry exposed and watch the WHOLE series. You will be shocked.

    My 2 cents.

  36. David Says:

    Hi Ibrahim,

    Yes, 11-11-11. Everybody gets caught up in 2012…but nobody mentions Nov 11, 2011. Why is that? Perhaps it has no Mayan calendar as justification. Yet, what about the 11:11 phenomena? I’ll write a post about this before November 11 arrives. I’d suggest the mystery of the 11th day is true, but there are many 11th days. We don’t know exactly which 11th matters. But when the 11th hits we know it.


  37. Al Chanz Says:

    Most people still thinks HAARP is a joke. I wonder if Nostradamus predicted that one day man can manipulate mother nature’s power to destroy her?

  38. char Says:

    last mon eve(oct 24) 7 p.m. saw immense red northern lights displayed entire southern night sky, unique, never seen B4, by 57 yr old. ‘felt’ this a sign fr heavens. over an hr 1/2 display, then moved west to north. thought new madrid fault may be affected by same. 6 days later severe headache, normally have 1 a wk B4 a significant quake( having them since march 2003)…..hope quake doesn’t happen. p.s. been noticing 11 11 continually for last 8 yrs? why??

  39. doyouknow Says:

    With the upcoming Asteroid asteroid named 2005 YU55 passing earth 202,000k miles from us, travel between us and the moon. Possible it may hit us? could this be what is meant by fire in the sky? Asteroid burning as it enters the earth’s atmosphere and hit land somewhere or ocean. Dated to happen November 8, 2011. Seems like it may come around the date 11/11/11…to close for comfort I say. Only time will tell.

  40. David Says:

    Hi Doyouknow,
    If we examine the bible’s Book of Revelations, it describes an asteroid strike on earth triggering a global extinction event. The bible even mentions a burning mountain falling into the ocean, and the earth covered by fire and darkness from the resulting explosion. 2005 YUSS is a very dangerous asteroid, but not large enough to be an extinction level event similar to what destroyed the dinosaurs. However, if the bible is to be believed, one day that will be our destiny. Watch the skies!

  41. Theresa Says:

    Well it is November 15, 2011 & nothing happened on 11/11/11. Now if we can survive 2012, that would be nice!!

  42. David Says:

    Hi Theresa,
    I didn’t feel like anything much would happen on 11/11/11. And I doubt that anything much will happen on 12/12/12. However, we are due for big. world-shaking events. I feel there would be an attack on Iran soon. Watching current events, this is starting to look like writing on the wall. That will be a BIG event.

  43. KC Says:

    Hi David,
    I really like this blog, and wanted to entertain the idea that maybe “earthquake” is more of a social disturbance.
    For example; a solar storm overheats and knocks out power grids in an ever increasing technological world, a social earthquake erupts. It appeases the Hopi believes of a technological ultimatum. It would fit a Web bot prediction. It would fit both the qualitative approach (spirit, consciousness) and the quantitative approach (science, math).
    I say 2012 will be the last straw, but give it time and in a couple of years we’ll get back a straw hat, ready to unravel again

  44. Enrique Says:

    Just a comment on Nostradamus. He certainly got multiple things right. People want straight information about events, and clearly that is not how he wrote. You have to take into consideration his time, his knowledge of the world then. He wrote of things and places not of his time, things he personally did not know existed and still described them in a very interesting way. The fact that some things did not happen may give us hope that we can still change our future in some way.

  45. Blueprint, not prophecy Says:

    So for billions of years the sun has held steady. but suddenly in the last decade its gone haywire? This is more hogwash of the Alien variety. That quake was Haarped. In 2008-9 Cheney relocated tons of plutonium into the reactors and under them on the Island of Japan. Stuxnet virus clinched the deal. It was discovered in computers over there in Oct 2011. Anybody waking up???

  46. Blueprint, not prophecy Says:

    137.Al Chanz Says:

    September 27th, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Most people still thinks HAARP is a joke. I wonder if Nostradamus predicted that one day man can manipulate mother nature’s power to destroy her?

    Nostradamus was a CABBALAH FREEMASON (at that time called guilds or odd fellows I believe). He cast the charts according to Cabbala dogma and then ‘interpreted’ them, which served as the blueprint for later centuries of Masons to fulfil.

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