In 1939, Turkey was massively destroyed and devastated by an earthquake with a magnitude of more than 7.0, which took away the lives of more than 30,000 people.
The year 2023 has started disastrously for Turkey. Recently, on Monday, one of the strongest earthquakes to strike the region in a century shook up locals while they were asleep.
A tweet is now going viral.
On February 3, 2023, Frank Hoogerbeets, a scientist who analyses seismic activity for the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGEOS), indicated that a 7.5-magnitude earthquake would occur sooner or later in the area surrounding south-central Turkey, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.
— Abier (@abierkhatib) February 6, 2023
IT can be said that Frank foresaw an earthquake occurring in these nations, and you already know that his prediction was very much accurate.
The prediction, however, grabbed the attention of netizens on Twitter, and several users labeled him a pseudoscientist and cast doubt on his past forecasts.
Check out his tweet below, which is going viral:
— Frank Hoogerbeets (@hogrbe) February 3, 2023
Just 3 days after his prediction, a catastrophic day for Turkey occurs on February 6th. At least 2,921 people were killed and more than 15,000 were injured by the earthquake.
At least 1,451 individuals have died in nearby Syria.
Hoogerbeets’ tweet following the tragic earthquake has gone viral, with more than 55,300 retweets, and more than 40 million views.
Hoogerbeets claims being a scientific enthusiast without a degree to FOX40 in 2015 while offering an earthquake prediction for California that did not materialize.