Moon Man Ring says another big quake coming

By John Weekes

Ken Ring. Photo / Jason Dorday
Ken Ring. Photo / Jason Dorday

Moon Man Ken Ring is predicting more misery for quake-ravaged Canterbury.

The self-described weather expert has warned that another big one will rock the area next month in a recent post on his website. Ring denied he was out to scare people.

"I'm sure if people want to be scared, then they won't want to read the website if they identify it as the cause of their fear," he said.

People were free to ignore him and "it's up to individual choice what people read" on his website.

Ring's predictions have sparked outrage and panic after he claimed to know earthquakes were coming in Christchurch through a study of the moon.

Ring was blamed for causing thousands of people to flee the city last time he published his quake predictions. But he denied any complicity in the exodus.

"I've never tried to get people to leave Christchurch ... just to stay out of buildings that look a bit suspect."

Ring's latest website posts warn against rebuilding Christchurch.

Ring claimed he simply provided another weather prediction service like Niwa or the MetService.

Despite his predictions causing unease, Ring said he has been misunderstood.

"It's complacency I'm trying to fight."

- Herald on Sunday

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