A dire warning has been sent out as an earthquake researchers believe the planet could experience “large” seismic activity starting from tomorrow. This is because Earth, Mercury, Venus and the sun have all aligned, causing a gravitational tug-of-war in our galactic neighbourhood. As a result, a tremor which will exceed magnitude six could hit anywhere across the globe between January 16 and 19.
However, the threat does not stop there and the danger could continue for weeks.
New age earthquake forecaster website Ditrianum, run by researcher Frank Hoogerbeets, made the bold prediction, writing: “With Earth in an alignment on the 13th and Venus in two alignments on the 16th, there is a high probability of larger seismic activity, possibly approaching or even over magnitude 6.
“Due to specific positions of outer planets, we have critical lunar geometry every three-four days which on average may result in more seismic unrest.
“This situation will continue for several weeks.”
However, Mr Hoogerbeets gives no indication as to when or where the earthquakes may strike, but a tremor around magnitude six, which “may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas”, according to Michigan Tech.
The Dutch researcher 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 previously dismissed Mr Hoogerbeets’ claims, saying that there is no way earthquakes can be predicted.