In the aftermath of a massive 6.4 tremor which rocked southern California, some are warning that was just the beginning of a series of devastating tremors. Now, one earthquake forecaster is predicting a tremor registering more than a magnitude eight on the Richter scale. A magnitude eight tremor has the ability to “totally destroy communities near the epicentre”, according to Michigan Tech, and is considered a “great earthquake”.
This is why conspiracy theorist Frank Hoogerbeets is attempting to warn people of the potentially catastrophic tremor as he hopes people are on high alert.
Mr Hoogerbeets believes electromagnetic force” from the planets in the solar system and the Moon could cause a devastating tremor on Earth.
The earthquake in question is being predicted between now and July 11, but probably on July 10, according to the earthquake theorist.
Mr Hoogerbeets wrote on his website Ditrianum: “From the 8th to the 11th will be exceptionally critical with the potential of a high 7 to 8+ magnitude earthquake, most likely around the 10th.
The Dutch researcher reached his conclusion using his Solar System Geometry Index (SSGI) which “is the computation of a dataset for a specific time-frame of values given to specific geometric positions of the planets, the Moon and the Sun”.
He said: “After three years of observations, it became clear that some planetary geometry in the Solar System clearly tends to cause a seismic increase, while other geometry does not.”
But experts have dismissed Mr Hoogerbeets’ claims, saying that there is no way earthquakes can be predicted.
John Bellini, a geophysicist at the US Geological Survey (USGS) has said: “We can’t predict or forecast earthquakes.
“Sometimes before a large earthquake you’ll have a foreshock or two, but we don’t know they’re foreshocks until the big one happens.”