Dutch researcher Frank Hoogerbeets from the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGEOS) has made a daring prediction of a significant earthquake hitting near the Balochistan region of Pakistan, causing concern among the local population.
Hoogerbeets earthquake predictions
Hoogerbeets, known for his unconventional method of earthquake prediction based on planetary alignments, took to social media to issue a warning. On Friday, in a tweet from his X account (previously Twitter), he mentioned, “Planetary geometry is difficult to interpret with four conjunctions spread out over the next 10 days. As far as I can tell, 1-3 October will be more critical.”
The SSGEOS, headquartered in the Netherlands, has established itself as a leader in seismic predictions. Their innovative software, Solpage, and the Solar System Geometry Index (SSGI) rely on specific alignments of planets, the Moon, and the Sun, to anticipate potential earthquakes.
This recent projection has garnered attention, given Hoogerbeets’ prior claims, including predicting a devastating earthquake in Turkey earlier this year, resulting in significant loss of life. He has also utilized this unconventional method to anticipate fatal earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
Pakistan Meteorological Department rejects earthquake prediction
Despite Hoogerbeets’ track record, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) remains doubtful. They emphatically state that making precise earthquake predictions is impossible and have not received any alerts or recommendations from international organizations regarding this impending seismic event. The PMD further clarified that Pakistan lacks a system for predicting tectonic plate movements and urged the public to dismiss false information circulating on social media.
Nevertheless, Pakistan, a nation susceptible to frequent earthquakes, experienced a 4.4 magnitude tremor on September 26th. The National Centre for Seismology (NSC) verified this seismic activity and observed that earthquakes can occur along the boundaries of tectonic plates, with historical records indicating the potential for recurrence every century.
While experts uphold that accurately forecasting earthquakes remains elusive, Frank Hoogerbeets and the SSGEOS continue to challenge conventions with their unconventional approach to earthquake prediction, leaving the world in suspense as they await the outcome of this recent projection in Pakistan’s Balochistan region.