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Fact-check: Prediction about earthquake in Pakistan and India has no scientific basis

Islamabad: After Dutch researcher Frank Hoogerbeets’ prediction regarding the devastating earthquake came true, rumors are swirling that an earthquake is likely to hit Pakistan, India and other countries.

Thousands of people started panicking after the prediction about the earthquake in India and Pakistan.

The prediction is based on correlation with planetary alignment.

People don’t need to panic because there is no scientific basis for earthquake predictions.

There is always a chance for earthquakes in places with active faults, but specific forecasts perform no better than random when tested.

Claims of correlation with planetary alignment have been disproven.

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