FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Weather Control Tech Causing Earthquake In Turkey?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purportedly shows a video of weather control technology being used in Turkey just before a recent earthquake.

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate. The video shows the launch of a SpaceX rocket.

Fact Check:

The House China committee sent a letter to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk demanding that he open use of the Starshield internet to U.S. forces in Taiwan, CNBC News reported. Rep. Mike Gallagher suggests in the letter that withholding access to Starshield could violate the contract SpaceX has with the Pentagon

A post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, purports High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) tech was used to cause an earthquake in Turkey. The video shows streaks of light in the sky that change shape and pattern.

The caption reads, “This is HAARP in action over Turkey on February 6, 2023, just before the earthquake. The wave ring of light emitted from the frequency represents the wave motion of an underground earthquake. These are weather weapons being used on the populace.”

The claim is inaccurate. The video was uploaded to YouTube in Oct. 2018. The video’s description claims that this was a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch.  (RELATED: Video Claims To Show Chinese Communist Party Destroying Mosque)

BBC News reported on the rocket launch and used a video that shows the same light. High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is a scientific center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The research is focused on the ionosphere. There have been many claims on social media that HAARP is related to weather control, according to NBC.

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim Saudi Arabia and Qatar supported strikes on Houthis.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter