Eastern Mediterranean very dangerous at seismic level: Hoogerbeets
A researcher who predicted the earthquakes that hit Syria and Turkey reveals to Al Mayadeen that another major earthquake may hit Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan in the coming years.
Frank Hoogerbeets, a researcher at the Netherlands-based Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGEOS), said he had conducted research and suggested through observing planets' positions that significant seismic activity might occur in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
On Monday, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria, killing more than 3,000 people combined, injuring others, and destroying thousands of houses.
In an interview for Al Mayadeen, Hoogerbeets revealed that a major earthquake may hit Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan in the coming years, adding that an earthquake he had previously predicted in Nepal and Japan had occurred.
He highlighted that the region is very dangerous on the seismic level, indicating that a major earthquake occurred in 526 in Antakya, and it may happen again.
The researcher clarified that he did not issue a warning of the possibility of a major earthquake occurring in the coming days, pointing out that these are fake news coming from fake accounts.
"I have not issued a warning for a larger earthquake in the region in the coming days."— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) February 6, 2023
Geologist Frank Hoogerbeets, who predicted Monday’s #Turkey-#Syria earthquake three days before it happened, tells #AlMayadeen.#TurkeyEarthquake#SyriaEarthquake pic.twitter.com/cSdN0tL2yN
A couple of days ago, Hoogerbeets predicted on his Twitter account an earthquake, saying, "sooner or later there will be a ~M 7.5 earthquake in this region (South-Central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon)."
Sooner or later there will be a ~M 7.5 #earthquake in this region (South-Central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon). #deprem pic.twitter.com/6CcSnjJmCV— Frank Hoogerbeets (@hogrbe) February 3, 2023
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Earlier, George Haddadin, an expert in energy and earth sciences and the former head of the Jordanian Geologists Association, touched on the cause of earthquakes, the prediction of its timing, and the preparedness of countries.
Haddadin told Al Mayadeen that the occurrence of earthquakes is historical, but it is not possible to predict the timing, duration, or location of any earthquake anywhere around the world.
The expert indicated that it is possible to expect an earthquake without specifying the exact time of its occurrence.
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