New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Ditrianum seismic website has issued a warning, saying that a major earthquake, measuring up to 6.0 on Richter scale, may hit Central America, Mexico and California on February 10. 

Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed seismic researcher, claims that larger seismic activity may occur later on February 9 or on February 10 that can lead to an earthquake measuring up to 6.0 on Richter scale. Hoogerbeets claimed that he is using an advanced system named Solar System Geometry Index (SSGI) which can predict potential earthquakes in future. 

"This indication does not mean that other regions are excluded. We advice everyone in earthquake prone countries to have some earthquake plan in place so that you know what to do when an earthquake occurs. It may significantly raise the chance of survival," Hoogerbeets said on his website Ditrianum.      

"Also, contrary to what is falsely being claimed, we are not part of any conspiracy theory group. We are not against anyone or anything. We provide information in an impartial manner about the seismic effects from specific planetary and lunar geometry," he added.

The warning from the Ditrianum seismic website comes on a day when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea. However, no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake hit just after 4pm local time (0600GMT) at a depth of 31 kilometres (19 miles) some 122 kilometres (75 miles) south of Kokopo, the capital of PNG's East New Britain province, said the US Geological Survey on Sunday.

Geoscience Australia senior seismologist Trevor Allen said coastal communities near the epicentre would have felt "quite strong ground shaking" as the tremblor was close to the shore.

However, Allen, quoted by AFP, said that the area was relatively sparsely populated and flexible building design locally helped limit exposure to damage from quakes.

"The East New Britain region is one of the most seismically active regions in the world and would generally tend to get an earthquake of this size once or twice a year," he said.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma