A planetary alignment this week will see seismic unrest around the globe and potentially exacerbating an extremely powerful earthquake. The Earth, moon, Venus and Uranus will align in pour solar system in the coming days which could cause worldwide destruction. The gravitational pull of the celestial bodies either side of our planet could pull on Earth’s tectonic plates, according to the prediction.
As the plates are tugged apart, they could cause earthquakes around the globe.
This is according to ‘New-age earthquake forecasting’ website Ditrianum, run by researcher Frank Hoogerbeets, who said an earthquake as strong as a magnitude eight could hit.
Writing on his website, Mr Hoogerbeets said: “Seismic unrest is expected in the coming days, possibly peaking high 6 to 7 magnitude.
“Throughout the week doesn’t look much better. Especially from the 7th to the 10th may be highly critical with the potential of a magnitude 8+ earthquake.”
A magnitude eight quake would be truly catastrophic.
It is categorised as a “great earthquake” and according to Michigan Tech, it “can totally destroy communities near the epicentre.”
Mr Hoogerbeets made the prediction 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 added: “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.”