The gravitational tug of war within the solar system could wreak havoc on our planet, says an earthquake mystic. Tension in Earth’s tectonic plates could build as major celestial bodies – in this instance the Sun and Uranus – as our planet travels near to them, some earthquake conspiracy theorists claim. Eventually, the tension could be released as a major earthquake.
Dutch tremor mystic Frank Hoogerbeets predicted that a massive magnitude seven earthquake could hit in the next “few days” as a result.
He wrote on his website Ditrianum: “Earth’s alignment with the Sun and Uranus and additional lunar geometry could potentially trigger large seismic activity, possibly over magnitude 7 in the next few days.”
A magnitude seven is considered “major” by seismic experts and has the potential to cause “serious damage”.
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 previously 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.”
The USGS completely denies that earthquakes can be forecasted, writing on its website: “Neither the USGS nor any other scientists have ever predicted a major earthquake.
“We do not know how, and we do not expect to know how any time in the foreseeable future.”