According to Hugerbits, new earthquakes could occur in southern Japan, North America, the Philippines, Indonesia, Portugal, Greece, as well as Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands.
Self-taught seismologist Frank Hougerbits from the Netherlands said that earthquakes will soon begin to occur all over the planet. According to him, tremors with a magnitude of 7.5 and higher can be expected in various parts of the world. He spoke about this on the YouTube channel of the scientific organization Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGEOS).
Hougerbits noted that our planet is approaching its neighbors in the solar system, and therefore high seismic activity is expected on March 2 and 5. Moreover, a mega-earthquake is possible on March 3-4 or 6-7.
“You can’t know for sure, but the first week of March will be extremely critical,” Hougerbits said.
He also said that among the potential places where an earthquake could occur are the south of Japan, North America, the Philippines, Indonesia, Portugal, Greece, Kamchatka, the Kuril Islands, as well as Pakistan.
“This is something that should alert everyone. If you are in an earthquake-prone area, you always need a contingency plan,” the expert said.
According to him, when the ground begins to tremble, it is urgent to leave the building.
Frank Hoogerbits on the earthquake
It should be noted that on February 3, Hugerbits published in his Twitter a post in which he predicted an earthquake in Turkey. The earthquake actually happened 3 days later.
What is a mega earthquake
A mega-earthquake or super-earthquake occurs between the tectonic plates of the earth’s crust. They are fixed at broken plate boundaries when one plate collides with another. It is the most powerful type of earthquake on the planet, with a magnitude greater than 9.0.
Recall that on February 6, a powerful earthquake occurred in Turkey and Syria. After the first shock, powerful aftershocks with a magnitude of more than 6 points followed. The authorities have declared the highest level of alert due to the state of emergency.
Two Ukrainian nuclear power plants recorded an earthquake in Turkey. According to Energoatom President Petr Kotin, nuclear power plants in Ukraine can withstand an earthquake with a power of up to seven on the Richter scale.
It was also reported that the contractor of the destroyed houses wanted to flee Turkey. Turkish developers are leaving the country en masse – criminal cases are being opened against them for poor-quality housing construction. The head of construction companies Mesut Bashkir was not lucky – he was caught by the Coast Guard.
Earthquake victims in Turkey sleep in trains, tents and greenhouses. The Turkish government and dozens of organizations have initiated a massive humanitarian program. More than 5,400 shipping containers are used as shelters, and more than 200,000 tents have been set up.
The UN has calculated that more than 37,000 people died in Turkey and Syria from the elements, but these figures could double.
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