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Pakistan on High Alert: Dutch Scientist Forecasts Major Earthquake, NSMC Dismisses Claims

A Dutch scientist from the Solar System Geometry Survey (SSGEOS), a Netherlands-based organization, has predicted a major earthquake in Pakistan within the next 48 hours. This prediction has caused concern among the local population. The SSGEOS specializes in monitoring fluctuations of electric charge in the atmosphere near sea level, which they believe indicate regions where stronger seismic activity might occur.

The Dutch scientist reported a significant surge in electric activity along the Chaman fault lines in Pakistan, sparking anticipation of a powerful earthquake. This scientist has a track record of accurately predicting earthquakes, including the devastating quake in Turkey earlier this year, which resulted in the loss of over 47,000 lives.

Despite these predictions, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has remained silent. In the past, the PMD has consistently dismissed such predictions, citing a lack of scientific basis for earthquake forecasts.

Pakistan’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) has also rejected the Dutch scientist’s claims. NSMC authorities and experts stated that while the Chaman fault line exists and could cause an earthquake, it is not possible to accurately predict when the next earthquake will occur. They added that many predictions of the SSGEOS have been proven wrong in the past.

Pakistan is located in a seismically active region due to the convergence of the Indian Plate and the Eurasian Plate, making it vulnerable to earthquakes. Throughout its history, the country has experienced several significant earthquakes, and the threat of seismic events remains a constant concern.

Seismologists worldwide continue to emphasize the inherent difficulty in accurately predicting earthquakes. While it is possible to estimate the likelihood of earthquakes occurring in certain areas due to high seismic activity, pinpointing exact locations and timings remains a challenge. Therefore, experts stress that earthquake forecasts, even those made by well-intentioned scientists, should be viewed with caution.

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