Self-proclaimed prophet says massive quake will hit Taiwan on Wednesday
Supplies and shipping container homes were being assembled Tuesday for a doomsday blogger and his believers in Puli, Taiwan.
May 10th, 2011
11:25 AM ET

Self-proclaimed prophet says massive quake will hit Taiwan on Wednesday

A Taiwanese man is predicting that a massive earthquake will strike Taiwan on Wednesday morning, killing more than a million people, but an official with the country's National Science Council says there's no indication of any seismic movements.

The self-proclaimed prophet, a blogger who calls himself Teacher Wang, has predicted that a 14-magnitude quake will strike the island at 10:42:37 a.m. local time Wednesday. It will be followed by a massive tsunami more than 550 feet (170 meters) high on May 17, Wang has said, according to news reports from Taiwan.

"The final countdown has started," the prophet, whose real name is Wang Chao-hung, told Agence France-Presse on Tuesday, according to a report in the Straits Times.

The dual catastrophes will "rip the island in half," Wang has said, according to a report on Focus Taiwan.

Wang has been assembling hundreds of shipping containers in Puli in Nantou County to shelter himself and his followers, the China Post reported. Tons of rice along with bottled water and diesel fuel have been stockpiled, news reports said.

But National Science Council Deputy Minister Chen Cheng-hong told Focus Taiwan that checks of earthquake indicators, including groundwater levels, soil gas composition and magnetic intensity, have given no indication of an impending superquake.

"Everything looks smooth, " Chen told Focus Taiwan.

The largest earthquake ever recorded was a 9.5-magnitude temblor in Chile in 1960, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. March's earthquake off Japan measured 9.0 in magnitude and spawned a deadly tsunami.

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  1. dan smith

    I predict he'll be wrong, hey does that make me a prophet too.

    May 10, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. reality

    Cnn this is totally a fake didn't u notice his supose real name is wang hung lol

    May 10, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzzzz

    LOL, good one guys. "there will be many false prophets" be weiry ppl . I personally would stick to the ones from the Bible , thank you very much.

    May 10, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • reality

      Yea but these asian prophets have funny names

      May 10, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • condonate

      Good point, bible stories top the list in ridiculous prophecy.

      May 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Swamped

      @ condonate

      Actually, Bible stories make for very good study. History has a way of repeating itself. God speaks volumes when you take the time to listen.

      May 10, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. D Grant

    Hey prophet just tell me the numbers of the next Mega lottery and I'll believe anything else you say, deal?

    May 10, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Swamped

    If today is the 10th of May.....why is the tsunami going to show up on the 17th?

    That is quite a lag time.

    May 10, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • me

      THANK YOU. Anyone that listens to that crackpot deserves to be out all the money they're giving him.

      May 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzzzz

    @ D Grant , count me in.
    @ reality ... they would'nt sound like a prohet if they didn't have a funny name to go along with the sceme , LOL

    May 10, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • reality

      Yea lol I say u make something up and I will believe it but it has to be so stupid it must be true

      May 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzzzz

      LOL , True

      May 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Floria sigmundi

    If this guy is wrong it will further proved how delusional people currently are and have been for thousands of years equality science not fairy tales

    May 10, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Floria sigmundi

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kJGachsPnk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

      May 10, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • reality

      the only ppl delusional are the ones who believe lol cuz i can make up something and keep my sanity but the ones who follow are stupid

      May 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dave

    To All,
    The Great earthquake the bible talks about will be May 21 2011. We read this in Rev.16: 18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

    Dave

    To get more information about this one can go to wecanknow.com or just google May 21 2011.
    Dave

    May 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • reality

      That sounds to stupid it must be true

      May 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • driranek

      I'll know you believe once you send me your worldly possessions.

      May 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noah

      Remember that time in 1992 when Camping said the exact same thing? Remember all those times over the past 2000 years when every 'prophet' said the end of the world will happen on [insert date here]?

      Remember when Matthew said that 'This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled'?

      Yeah, just like that. I look forward to May 22nd, when Camping lies and says he never said anything would happen...Again.

      May 10, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • justice3688

      No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. matthew 24:36

      May 11, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzzzzzzzz

    @ Reality , and say it enough times especially in writing.... ppl start to believe it.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jazzzzzzzzzz

    that does for me exclude the Bible though, that is the truth the way and the happieness , doesnt mean it's going to be an easy road but in the end is a pot of gold.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. me

    I can't wait until tomorrow to read the blogs in Italy and Taiwan, they are BOTH going to feel pretty stupid.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. justuhme

    wouldnt yall feel good if it DID happen lol

    May 10, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Self proclaimed Prophet (the new One)

    I proclaim u all to be a bunch of Knuckle heads and 99% of the world population will DIE before and during the GREAT Battle of Armeggedon and the only survivers will be of the great crowd spoken of in the book REV. Reare to meet the wrath of GOD for your wicked lives and deeds ....!!! (all of you wicked worldly people)

    May 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kelly Belly

    This is news because why?

    May 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. DJC

    Some people have so many comments and know everything about everything, except, they do not know how to spell, nor form sentences properly. people, please learn the difference between the words, to and too. example, I have too many dollars, and I am going to the baseball game. Now as for the silly talk about Earthquakes, there is no possible way for any HUMAN being to predict when and where they will occur. Only truth can be found after a careful study within the scriptures of the Holy Bible. A GREAT EARTHQUAKE is yet to come upon the EARTH, and much of my study and awareness points to a specific date: May 21, 2011 will usher in a period of Judgment on the Earth. No man can predict anything, all truths must come from GOD's written word, do not trust any man, only trust the WORD of GOD.

    May 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noah

      But you're a man, parroting another man...

      Remember that time in 1992 when Camping said the exact same thing? Remember all those times over the past 2000 years when every 'prophet' said the end of the world will happen on [insert date here]?

      Remember when Matthew said that 'This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled'?

      Yeah, just like that. I look forward to May 22nd, when Camping lies and says he never said anything would happen...Again.

      May 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
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