Big one COMING: Mega quake to strike California ‘SOONER than later’ – shock claim | Weird | News

Big one COMING: Mega quake to strike California ‘SOONER than later’ – shock claim | Weird | News 1041107 1

On Friday, November 2, four quakes hit in quick succession in the south western state.

The strongest of the tremors registered at 4.1 on the richter scale, and while that is not powerful in itself, some believe it is a precursor of what is to come.

California is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, the most geologically active region in the world.

More than 90 percent of earthquakes occur here, as well as 22 of the 25 biggest volcanic eruptions in history.

The state is also on the deadly San Andreas and Hayward Faults, and experts believe it is only a matter of time before the ‘big one’ hits.

And some believe Friday’s seismic activity, is a precursor to a huge tremor.

The prediction was made by ‘new-age earthquake’ forecaster website Ditrianum, run by researcher Frank Hoogerbeets.

Mr Hoogerbeets believes he can predict earthquakes using a 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”.

Mr Hoogerbeets said: “California was hit by a moderate 4.1 quake resulting in numerous aftershocks.

“This activity followed on seismic unrest to the South in the Gulf of California and further offshore Mexico.

“The next big quake in California or at the West coast in general will probably hit sooner than later.”

Mr Hoogerbeets does not give any indication when the earthquakes might occur however, but he predicts a tremor will register at around magnitude six, which “may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas”, according to Michigan Tech.

But experts have dismissed Mr Hoogerbeets’ claims, saying that there is no way earthquakes can be predicted.

John Bellini, a geophysicist at the US Geological Survey (USGS) has said: “We can’t predict or forecast earthquakes.

“Sometimes before a large earthquake you’ll have a foreshock or two, but we don’t know they’re foreshocks until the big one happens.”

Source : EXPRESS

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