Frank Hoogerbeets: Meet the Dutch researcher who predicted Turkey’s earthquake three days ago


Massive quakes struck southern Turkey, Syria earlier today on Monday, killing over 2,300 Turkish and Syrian citizens, in one of the biggest disasters, the region suffered since the 1939 Erzincan earthquake.

As condolences poured in from across the globe, another development related to massive quakes turned heads, which is its prediction that comes true.

As terrifying graphics were aired on mainstream media, showing razed buildings, and piles of dead bodies, a tweet shared by a Dutch scientist went viral in which he predicted a major earthquake in the region, which is vulnerable to seismic activity.

His tweet, shared on Feb 3, stating “Sooner or later there will be a ~M 7.5 #earthquake in this region (South-Central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon),” is now being widely by social media users who are stunned at his prediction.

The post reached above 25 million users on Twitter and raked nearly 1 lac likes, and thousands re-tweeted it, expressing shock on the social site.

Hoogerbeets also more tweets, in which he warned of additional strong quakes in Central Turkey and nearby regions. “Aftershocks usually continue for a while after a major earthquake,” he said.

By the evening, the death in today’s disaster crosses 1,500, while hundreds are reportedly still trapped under rubble as the residential building collapsed in seismic activity.

Death toll crosses 1500 as deadly earthquake wreaks havoc in Turkey, Syria