Remember this guy? Link above to his prediction i posted a few weeks ago..
Frank Hoogerbeets says he uses planetary alignments to work out when the seismic activity, which causes earthquakes on Earth, will increase.
Earlier this month Express.co.uk reported how Mr Hoogerbeets had released a video warning that there was likely to be a series of strong quakes across the planet from August 20 to September 4, saying: "Very large seismic movement expected - have an earthquake plan ready."
The 6.2 magnitude quake hit the Umbrian town of Norcia at 3.30am yesterday morning and was felt hardest in Accumoli and Amatrice – a small mountain town that “isn’t there anymore” according to its mayor.
Mountain towns were destroyed and at least 240 people have been confirmed dead following the earthquake, and scores more are feared missing.
Hours later about four people died and temples were ruined after a 6.8 magnitude quake in Myanmar, south east Asia.
Today Mr Hoogerbeets claimed his prediction was being borne out, due to these quakes and a number of major tremors leading up to it, but warned worse was likely to come.
He told Express.co.uk: "This is only the beginning for the remaining days of August."
He also posted on Facebook: "Magnitude 6.2 central Italy, on the side of the moon, with numerous aftershocks."
Hours before the Italian quake, he had posted a renewed warning on Facebook, saying: "We have three near alignments of planets today, two of which (are) with Earth.
"Watch the next three days for possible larger seismic movement, especially when the Moon lines up with the Mars-Saturn resonance on the 25th."
Mr Hoogerbeets claims to have predicted several major tremors in the past two years, including the huge quake which claimed more than 8,000 lives in Nepal last year.
He says he believes a huge quake of magnitude 8 or 9 is on its way - and it could hit the west coast of the USA.
On August 21 he posted: "As anticipated we see an obvious seismic increase has started around 20 August.
"Since the 18th no less than five magnitude six plus quakes have occurred, peaking at magnitude 7.4.
"An 8 plus magnitude earthquake may occur today or tomorrow, but much more likely between the 28th and the 31st."
The new age researcher claims that planetary alignments affect seismic activity on Earth, in a similar way to how the moon causes tidal activity, but his theory has faced ridicule from sceptics, who say it has no basis in science and point to the fact that earthquakes happen somewhere across the globe on an almost daily basis.
But Mr Hoogerbeets, from the Netherlands, says his ongoing study of the alignments and earthquake activity has shown there must be a link, despite accepting it is not scientifically proven.
He said on August 21: "Since August 18 there have been four magnitude 6 quakes and one magnitude 7.
"This is a clear increase and it tells us once again that planetary resonances are of major influence."
He claims his research has shown as planets line up with the Earth, and our world gets closer to them, we are bombarded by resonances which could trigger seismic activity on Earth.
He is urging geologists to at least investigate his theory to see if it can help develop an early-warning system.