Predictions of earthquakes in Egypt are false: Astronomy Institute
head of the astronomy department Hatem Ouda - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Astronomer Ahmed Shahin, nicknamed “Nostradamus of Arabs” by his fans, predicted a strong earthquake in Egypt within a few days but have been proven “wrong” and false by head of the astronomy department in the National Astronomy Research Institute for Aeronomy and Geophysics Hatem Ouda, Youm7 reported.

Nobody can predict the timing of an earthquake, Ouda told Youm7. He said Shahin’s link between the timing of an earthquake and the August 2014 Silver Pockets Full proves that his argument is unscientific and illogical.

August 2014 will have five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays, a phenomena that happens only once every 823 years, which the Chinese call Silver Pockets Full.

Ouda said that active earthquake locations in Egypt are well known and the institute has a map of them.

Cairo and Suez citizens felt two earthquakes last week, one on Tuesday morning and the other on Friday. Both quakes were medium, at 4.2 magnitude, Shorouq reported.

Additional reporting by Mohamed Mahsoub.

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