Dutch expert predicts Turkey earthquake three days in advance

Dutch expert predicts Turkey earthquake three days in advance
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Frank Hoogerbeets, an expert from the Solar System Geometry Survey, predicted the earthquake in a Twitter post three days ago

A massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria was predicted in advance by a Dutch expert three days ago.

Frank Hoogerbeets, who works for Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGS) based in the Netherlands, wrote on Twitter Feb. 3: "Sooner or later there will be a ~M 7.5 earthquake in this region ( South-Central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon)."

"These earthquakes are always preceded by critical planetary geometry, as we had on February 4and 5," he wrote on Twitter after the quake.

SSGEOS describes itself as 'a research institute for monitoring geometry between celestial bodies in the context of seismic activity"

The organization makes a connection between planetary conjunctions and earthquakes: "The first indication that some geometry in the solar system can cause major earthquakes was found on June 23, 2014, when three magnitude 6 earthquakes occurred in the South Pacific, followed by three more in the North Pacific with a magnitude of 7.9, all within a few hours of each other."

Critical planetary geometry, or critical lunar geometry when the moon is involved, refers to the unique geometry between celestial bodies that is associated with stronger earthquakes, the organization said on its website.