January 29, 2017
Fm: Les Brown
~~~~~~~Very Sorry I haven't kept you all up-to-date on everything I'm currently doing with regards to Earthquakes. Although the vast majority has been concerning other parts of the world and probably outside the jurisdiction of the California or National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Councils. But sorry if I didn't notify you on some of them just the same. My best would have been, "5 Prediction Friday" where today two of those now Great Predictions were for New Zealand 7.8 and Italy 7.6 and New Zealand was EXACT with Italy close to the original magnitude of 6.6 there. Albeit over my local "Community Radio" Station at 89.9 in Madison, Wisconsin and that "5 Prediction Friday" was a feature on my regular show there, "Earthquake Minute."
~~~~~~~Today you should probably be brought up to date on my latest one from Fridays show, this one notes that when reservoirs have been filled up in the past they have came to precede Major Earthquakes in the general vacinity. I've recently heard following the recent Great California Drought and recent rains that reservoirs in California are now filling up again, probably aquifers, too. I'm writing to the councils today because in addition to reservoirs and aquifers filling up, there is probably also currently a lot of water in a lot of Californias many fault lines and this has also been connected to earthquakes especially with regards to Hydralic Fracturing in some areas, too, although I have read one book on that subject as well. Finally the latest on the snow fall in that same region just this morning has 29 feet of snow at Mammoth Lakes, California.
~~~~~~~Notably Lake Mead had experienced earthquakes upon its being filled and one earthquake in China had 70,000 people killed in a Major Earthquake that was related to the filling of a big reservoir there and I beleive that was the Sichuan Earthquake and the reservoir that was blamed for all that was the Zipingpu Dam@ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/4434400/Chinese-earthquake-may-have-been-man-made-say-scientists.html I can't be certain that California's current reservoir situation is the same as that which preceded either of those in that in California the ground under those reservoirs MIGHT have already settled long ago and now "Refilling" may not pose the same hazard. . . . . but I've also heard that emptying was a hazard which could make filling a hazard, too. A similar story was found at Mother Jones@ http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/05/groundwater-depletion-destabilizing-san-andreas-fault-earthquake-risk
~~~~~~~So, filling reservoirs, water in fault lines, and now 29 feet of snow at Mammoth Lakes, when all combined could equal a potentially Major Earthquake and I have been known to state that maximum at 9.1 Richters for California, the California and Nevada Region, and up to Seattle including the areas in between. Most notably, though, I said on the air Friday that it's more likely to be around a 7, there. I'm not so much writing today for the purpose of making this my latest "Official Prediction" as my purpose instead might be to alert CEPEC + NEPEC of at least some potential danger of a significant earthquake, there.
~~~~~~~May I take a moment to thank the California Council for their recent action in noting that a Major Swarm in Southern California might lead to Major Shaking around Los Angeles and their resultant subsequent actions, there! BRAVO!!!
~~~~~~~And Thank-You All Again for accepting my earthquake writing and here's hoping we might again alert the people potentially involved in this possible earthquake activity that some "Earthquake Preperation" might be in order there!!!
Respectfully Submitted, Les Brown
EXHIBIT A--My Updated 2017 Curriculum Vitae/Bio:
I attended school in my hometown in Wisconsin, and went on to receive my General Education Diploma from Blackhawk Tech in October 1981, later attending TV Actors Studio in Chicago where I received a diploma from their Commercials One and Two course in early 1989.
Throughout the 1990’s I worked as a Background Actor in Chicago Film Production working my way up to Feature Roles and Bit Parts and joining the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists or AFTRA, as well as going on to begin an Apprenticeship with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters in 1996 and heading to Los Angeles in 1999 when work ran out in Wisconsin. There I moved my AFTRA card and worked for Central Casting at the studios out there as well as moved my apprenticeship to work with the Southern California Millwrights local #1607 on a number of jobs out there having also worked on a lot of movies and television productions during this time as well. My California Apprenticeship was actually an Indenturement approved through Sacramento and affiliated with Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, California where I still have transcripts on file, there.
In January of 2003 I moved my carpenters union card back to Milwaukee by taking and passing their Journeymans Test and thereby completing my apprenticeship, albeit without going the graduation route. Never married I currently reside at Moms house on Lake Koshkonong in Wisconsin where I watch Hurricanes, Typhoons, windstorms in general and earthquakes very closely on a daily basis and I write my EQ Blog, EQ Twitter, and EQ Guy Facebook among other earthquake writings and some Hollywood stuff, too!
There has also been a streak of Film Production in Chicago and so I have been doing a lot of acting in movies and TV Shows shooting in Chicago in recent years. “Chicago Fire” is one of my favorites where I worked right at the actual Chicago Fire Department station that is seen on TV and was also seen in a Close-Up with the 2 Paramedics at the Nursing Station at the end of Season One. Most recently “Chicago Med” where I was recently SEEN as a “Registered Nurse” in scenes totaling over a MINUTE in cafeteria elbow to elbow with Oliver Platt at next table and hoping for more Great Parts!!!
We are also presently shooting many other projects in Chicago and I recently received my Screen Actors Guild Card in the mail and now hope that will lead to me getting to do some real acting and parts that will lead to lots more work in TV and Motion Pictures! Then possibly out to Hollywood again in the future to do some more work in the Movie Business and more work with Earthquakes!!!
Currently working at WORT-FM, Madison, where I write and record “Promos” for different things happening around the area including researching future shows and bands, and writing such promotions on a weekly basis for two years, now. Additionally as of October 31, 2014, I have gotten my very own what they call an Engineering Shift, where I work in the Studio/Control Room at the station covering a one-hour shift where I run all the controls there for the pre-recorded Democracy Now Show and also give the time and station identification throughout my one-hour shift every Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pm. I have also now done 2 "EQ Radio Shows" and as of January 2017 have been getting a more regular than just an occasional Edition of my now famous “Earthquake Minute” on Fridays for close to two years now and at least one or two, maybe more of them have aired on various stations of the Pacifica Radio Network in California, too!!!
My current plans are to simply continue on with Community Radio and The Pacifica Radio Network along with writing my “EQ Blog” regularly, and with the hope of maybe publishing my most recent book “Bringing Earthquakes To Life” someday, too!!!
My E-Book, "Bringing Earthquakes To Life" is @ http://www.eqalert2.blogspot.com
My EQ Blog is @ http://earthquakealert.blogspot.com/