Frank Hoogerbeets, a Dutch geologist who predicted a terrible earthquake in Turkey three days before it happened. Photo/NTV
JAKARTA – Frank Hoogerbeets, a Dutch geologist, has predicted terrible earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria, three days before the incident. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on February 6 has killed around 50,000 people,
“Sooner or later there will be a M 7.5 earthquake in this region (south-central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon),” wrote Frank Hoogerbeets, who according to his Twitter bio works for the Geometry Survey of the Solar System, on Friday, February 3 2023.
After his prediction went viral on social media after a devastating earthquake actually hit Turkey, Hoogerbeets explained in a new tweet how he guessed the tragedy.
“As I said before, sooner or later this will happen in this region, similar to the years 115 and 526. These earthquakes are always preceded by a critical planetary geometry, as we experienced on February 4 and 5,” he explained.
Who is Frank Hoogerbeets?
Frank Hoogerbeets works for the Survey of Geometry of the Solar System (SSGEOS). SSGEOS is a research institute that monitors the geometry of celestial bodies in relation to seismic activity.
Although he didn’t have a science degree, the man was passionate about the subject and often made predictions about possible earthquakes.
Frank Hoogerbeets later tweeted, “My heart goes out to everyone affected by the massive earthquake in Central Turkey. As I stated earlier, sooner or later this will occur in this region, similar to the years 115 and 526. These earthquakes are always preceded by a critical planetary geometry, as we experienced on February 4-5.”
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) notes that there is no way to predict the time and date of an earthquake. According to the agency, neither they nor other scientists have ever predicted major earthquakes.
“Earthquakes are not a predictable phenomenon. No one can accurately predict the location, magnitude and time of an earthquake,” William Barnhart, assistant coordinator of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, told Newsweek.
“The statements on social media that an earthquake will occur in the affected areas in Turkey are timely because they were made by chance before a large series of earthquakes, and they are accurate in showing that a large earthquake may occur at several points in time. Because this is a seismically active area with a known risk of large and damaging earthquakes,” he added.