A MAJOR earthquake has been forecast for today and it could have potential to cause catastrophic damage in populated areas.
“Electromagnetic forces” within the solar system could wreak havoc on Earth today as some conspiracy theorists are claiming it will cause a major earthquake. The position of the Moon in relation to the Earth could cause an earthquake, according to one ‘new-age’ earthquake researcher. The claim was made by Frank Hoogerbeets, who believes a magnitude six quake could hit today, July 30, thanks to strange “lunar geometry”.
Mr Hoogerbeets wrote on his website Ditrianum: “Lunar geometry may trigger some larger seismic activity later on the 29th or 30th, possibly around mid 6 magnitude.”
According to Michigan Tech, a magnitude six quake has the potential to “cause a lot of damage in very populated areas”.
Mr Hoogerbeets 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 regularly 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.”