An unidentified technician at the French National Seism Survey Institute in Strasbourg, points at a graph February 24, 2004, [ Representational image]REUTERS/Vincent Kessler VK/AA

A few days back, Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed seismic researcher had predicted that the earth will be hit by a series of earthquakes during the Christmas period. The researcher who runs the website 'Ditrianum' also added that it is a rare planetary alignment which is resulting in these elevated seismic activities.

Shockingly, in the same timeline predicted by Hoogerbeets, a tsunami has hit the beaches around Sunanda Strait in Indonesia, resulting in the death of more than 40 people. As per reports, the giant tsunami might be the result of the Anak Krakatau volcanic eruption, and experts believe that the strength of waves might also have been increased due to a new moon.

Planetary alignment causing seismic activities on earth

Even though the theory put forward by Frank Hoogerbeets have been dismissed by experts, the self-proclaimed researcher strongly believes that his predictions using a sophisticated technology named Solar System Geometry Index (SSGI) is accurate. He believes that a very critical planetary configuration is happening between December 21 and 25, and during these hours, the chances of a mega earthquake hitting the planet are very high.

Frank Hoogerbeets has also warned people and authorities to consider this warning very seriously, as this is the time in which the entire world will be busy planning for Christmas.

However, Hoogerbeets failed to predict the exact place which will be hit by this quake measuring 7 to 8 in the Richter scale.

The outlandish Nibiru angle

As Frank Hoogerbeets is pinpointing planetary alignment behind these seismic activities, a section of conspiracy theorists has started arguing that it is the killer planet Nibiru which is causing all these chaos on the planet. These conspiracy theorists believe that a ninth planet named Nibiru is in its collision course towards earth, and the huge gravitational pull of the space body is causing the seismic unrest on earth.

But experts from NASA has classified Nibiru as an Internet hoax, and they have strongly assured many times that such a space body is not existing in the solar system. Seismic experts have also dismissed the predictions made by Hoogerbeets, as they believe that no system can predict earthquakes precisely.