Seismologist who predicted the earthquake in Turkey anticipated another “megaquake” in March

The Dutch geologist Frank Hoogerbeets, famous for having warned, highly in the movements of the planets of the solar system, of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Syria and Turkey on February 6assured that the earth could witness a large earthquake in the first days of March.

According to the researcher, who defines himself as an “earthquake predictor and researcher”, the large-scale earthquake would likely occur from a planetary conjunction between Earth, Mercury, and Saturn.

“This convergence of two planetary conjunctions with Earth will be very critical. As a result, there could be a seismic event with a [intensidad] between large and very large, possibly around March 3 or 4,” he says on the YouTube channel of the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGEOS).

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Hoogerbeets commented that, if not, the telluric movement could originate between March 6 and 7 of this year with the full Moon.

“We have another planetary conjunction; it will happen exactly on the 5th and it will be between Mars, Venus and Saturn. This will also be critical,” he pointed out. “We could see a significant increase in earthquakes and some strong seismic events in the first week of March“.

“I’m not exaggerating. I’m not trying to create fear. This is a warning,” the Hoogerbeets insisted.

The SSGEOS, for its part, anticipated: “A convergence of critical planetary geometry around March 2 and 5 may result in large to very large seismic activity, possibly even a megaquake around March 3-4 and/or March 6-7″.

A large-scale quake would likely occur from a planetary conjunction between Earth, Mercury and Saturn in the first week of March, Hoogerbeets said..

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On February 3, Hoogerbeets had announced on his Twitter account that “tsooner or later” there would be “a magnitude 7.5 earthquake” in the region south-central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon. attached a photo with the map of the Turkish geography, in which he marked with a red dot which would be the most affected area.

Just three days later, a ferocious 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border, killing more than 45,000 people in Turkey and thousands more in Syria, while destroying hundreds of thousands of buildings.

Although Hoogerbeets’ warning was accurate, on his website the expert explains that earthquake prediction “It’s still a developing field and the ability to accurately predict earthquakes is still limited.”

Although it is impossible to predict exactly when or where an earthquake will occur, scientists use a variety of methods to identify areas that are at increased risk for seismic activity.

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“Currently most earthquakes occur without warning and although there are some methods to identify areas with increased risk. There is no reliable method to predict the exact moment and location of earthquakes,” he says.

Hoogerbeets was described as an “earthquake mystic” who believes that the movement of the planets in our solar system can help us predict earthquakes and acknowledged having “a lot of resistance within the scientific community regarding the influence of the planets and the Moon” on Earth’s seismic activity.

Asked about the Dutchman’s predictions, the seismologist Susan Hough of the US Geological Survey (USGS) insisted that no scientist “has ever predicted a major earthquake.” The exact forecast for the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria was just a coincidence, he said: “It’s the stopped clock that gives the correct time twice a day, basically.”

“We don’t know how, and we don’t expect to know how at any time in the foreseeable future.” dice the USGS. “USGS scientists can only calculate the probability of a significant earthquake occurring in a specific area within a certain number of years.”

Frank Hoogerbeets
Hoogerbeets had announced on his Twitter account that “sooner or later” there would be “a magnitude 7.5 earthquake” in the south-central region of Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon.

The 10 deadliest earthquakes of the 21st century

2004: 230,000 deaths in Southeast Asia. On December 26, 2004, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, coincided with a massive tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people on the coasts of ten Southeast Asian countries, 170,000 of them in Indonesian . The gigantic waves, at 700 km/h, reached a height of up to 30 meters.

2010: 200,000 deaths in Haiti. On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti and left 1.5 million homeless. The earthquake turned the capital, Port-au-Prince, into a field of ruins. After the earthquake, the country was affected by a cholera epidemic in October 2010, caused in the country by the Blue Helmets from Nepal who arrived after the earthquake. The epidemic left more than 10,000 people until January 2019.

2008: 87,000 dead in Sichuan. On May 12, 2008, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake caused more than 87,000 deaths and injured 4.45 million and devastated large areas of Sichuan province (southwest China). Among the victims were thousands of students who died in the collapse of precariously built schools.

2005: 75,000 dead in Kashmir. On October 8, 2005, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake killed more than 73,000 people and left 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. Medical infrastructures were almost completely destroyed.


2023: More than 45,000 deaths in Turkey and Syria. On February 6, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck southern Turkey and neighboring Syria, followed by a very strong magnitude 7.5 aftershock. It killed more than 45,000 people in Turkey and thousands more in Syria, while destroying hundreds of thousands of buildings.

2003: 31,000 dead in Bam, Iran. On December 26, 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the southeastern Iranian city of Bam, killing more than 31,000 people, nearly a quarter of the population. The old adobe city, registered in the world heritage, was destroyed.

2001: 20,000 deaths in India. On January 26, 2001, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the state of Gujarat, killing more than 20,000 people. The city of Bhuj was destroyed.

2011: 18,500 deaths in Japan. On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake. Less than an hour later, a gigantic wave measuring more than 20 meters at some points hit the coast of the Tohoku region, destroying everything in its path. Water invaded the Fukushima nuclear power plant, where the cores of three reactors went into meltdown, causing the worst civil nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl (Ukraine) in 1986. The catastrophe left some 18,500 dead and missing and forced the evacuation of more than 165,000 inhabitants. from Fukushima Prefecture due to radioactive emissions.

2015: 9,000 dead in Nepal. On April 25, 2015, nearly 9,000 people were killed in a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck central Nepal. The capital, Kathmandu, and the regions near the epicenter, 80 kilometers away, were devastated.

2006: 6,000 deaths on the island of Java. On May 26, 2006, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on the island of Java killed nearly 6,000 people. Around 38,000 were injured and more than 420,000 left homeless.


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