DID you feel the earth move under your feet yesterday?
According to Terral03.com, March 22, 2012 was the day their researchers predicted the Earth's axis would shift five inches - or 12.7cm.
The cause? Shifting aquifers around the globe, which in turn would result in a nine-plus magnitude earthquake event.
Another theory that's hot on everyone's lips is the world ending on December 21 at 11.11am, due to the end of the Mayan calendar.
But how many of us believe this and what scientific research is behind it as to why we should?
Seismologist Michael Turnbull, who is based at the CQUniversity Bundaberg campus, said it was impossible to predict an earthquake.
"We know that 99% of earthquakes occur on plate boundaries and there's thousands and thousands of plate boundaries; when about it will happen, we just can't tell," Mr Turnbull said.
"The earthquake that happened in Japan (and caused the tsunami in 2011); we knew there was a fair chance that it would happen in that area, but we had no idea when it was going to occur.
"In any one window of 120 years, in central Queensland there could be at least one magnitude six earthquake.... it doesn't mean that we'll get another one - the probability stays the same," he said.
So, in nine months time, will it be the end of the world as we know it?
"It's not going to happen," Mr Turnbull said.
"The only thing that finished was the writing down of the dates.
"I'm concerned that there are so many people around Australia, Queensland and the world that really believe this.
"There's no scientific foundation for it, it's a belief system.
"(People) have predicted the end of the world many times in the past and they have never come into fruition.
"My prediction is that when the sun goes out, we'll all go out and that won't happen for another four thousand million years."
Y2K: The year 2000 millennium bug that existed in computer software and computer hardware: Some computers only stored two decimal digits and there were fears the year 2000 would be confused with 1900, which would cause problems in the digital world... it didn't eventuate.
Wait till you see this! Just a week from completion this Yeppoon home comes with everything you need to move in straight away! Brand new design spanning 202m2...
If you are looking to down size or invest then look no further for this beachside unit. Walking distance to both Cooee Bay and Lammermoor Beach this ‘Cooee Palms’...
This magnificent functional family home has been sacrificed to the market place. Due to extreme motivation from the sellers, your opportunity is NOW to BUY. • 4...
The history here is evident as you enter this classic Queenslander. Hughes Street is known for its ½ Arce allotments but this unique homes sits over double that.
The owner of this brand new architecturally designed home have told us to find new owners immediately so they can pursue other opportunities. Hesitate at your...
Designed and built for growing family’s and positioned 100m from Mulambin Beach and 500m to the Causeway Lake. Reluctantly selling below replacement cost this...
Modern home situated on a huge 1214m2 block of land in the heart of Emu Park, a short walk to beach, shops, school and much much more. • Spacious living room opens...
Looking for a starter for the kids or a redevelopment project, then this quaint lowset weatherboard home maybe just what you are looking for. Features: * 3...
This is an excellent opportunity to enter the property market. Situated opposite our majestic Fitzroy River with access to Rockhamptons popular CBD offering you...
Positioned ever so close to Yeppoon CBD and providing easy access to Rockhampton sits this premium ocean view home site. Offering clear views of Great Keppel...
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.