According to the SSGEOS science institute, where Frank works, seismic activity could increase significantly from March 3 to March 7 given the close proximity of the planets. Tremors can occur in 12 regions of the planet with magnitudes reaching 8.5 and higher.
Hoogerbeets notes that southern Japan, Indonesia, Portugal, Greece, Pakistan, parts of North America and the Kuril Islands are the most dangerous areas.
“I’m not exaggerating or trying to instill fear. This is just a warning,” the scientist said.
Hoogerbeets believes that the motions of the planets in our solar system can help us predict earthquakes.
However, according to the US Geological Survey, earthquakes cannot be predicted.
“We don’t know how at any point in the near future. USGS scientists can only calculate the probability that a large earthquake will occur in a particular area within a certain number of times,” he said. certain year,” the agency said. .
Meanwhile, geologist and scientist Okan Tuysuz has warned tourists about the risk of earthquakes at popular resorts in Turkey. He said, Izmir, Mugla, Antalya, Istanbul are in the risk zone.