What is being described as “critical geometry” in the solar system could cause a devastating earthquake on our planet, conspiracy theorists have warned. This is because Venus, Mercury and the Sun are apparently specifically positioned in our galactic neighbourhood in a way their gravity can tug on our planet. The ensuing push and shove from the celestial bodies could cause tension to build in Earth’s tectonic plates, which could ultimately be released as an extremely powerful earthquake.
Self-confessed ‘new-age earthquake researcher’ Frank Hoogerbeets made the bold claim, and warned humanity to be ready.
Writing on his website Ditrianum, Mr Hoogerbeets wrote: “Exceptionally critical geometry could trigger a major to mega-thrust earthquake warning from 30 April to 3 May 2019.
“The geometry is very similar to that at the time of high 7 to 8+ magnitude earthquakes in the past. So BE ON WATCH.”
While the Dutch researcher does not give a specific location as to where the supposed earthquake might strike, a magnitude eight tremor would be truly devastating.
According to Michigan Tech, anything above a magnitude eight is considered a “great earthquake” which can “totally destroy communities near the epicenter”.
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.”