Rog, thanks for your thoughts. I am amazed a man of science such as youself would take someone like Ken Ring seriously though!
Ring has also predicted earthquakes for, at least, the 24th of September, the 1st and 7th of October the first week in November, the 20th to the 27th of January, the 1st to the 5th and 19th to the 25th of March and the 17th of April.
In fact, in one post, giving him the +/- one day he needs in order to claim he predicted the February 22nd quake, he paints more than half of the time between the start of January and the end of March as earthquake risk.
In October he claimed the aftershock sequence would die down, missing the major rumble on boxing day and several times he declared that it was unlikely Christchurch would be face another major quake (tragically wrong).
And that's just earthquakes...his weather predictions are equally useless IMHO. But Time will tell. Hopefully I'll be out of Christchurch before the 19th. I certainly won't be in a high rise concrete building or anywhere near un-reinforced masonry.
I should add that we are all expecting at least one more big earthquake when our Alpine Fault goes. It, like the San Andreas, is overdue for a big move somewhere east of Christchurch. They don't call us the shaky isles without good reason!!
Jason, I hear you guys have had a few small rumbles up your way recently. Hope they're not leading up to anything bigger.