I saw this article yesterday so I thought I would touch on it today. There are many conspiracy theories out there about everything from government events, to natural disasters, to health related topics.
Most people chalk up the earthquake to happening on a convergent boundary. The Japan one happened where the Pacific plate is colliding with the North American plate at 8 cm per year this according to Rich Briggs, who explained the correlation between tides and the moon just above.
With the earthquake fresh on everyones mind I read this interesting article. It does have some good points relatingearthquakes and supermoons. On the other hand there is a good possibility that the statistics just happened to fall relatively close in realtions to earthqkuakes, and supermoons so that it fathers a relationship.
Taken in Russia when last supermoon was in effect, Feb 18th
They usually happen three or four times a year with the next one happening on March 19th, this Saturday.
The moon definitely plays a role in the tide the articles states this : “As Rich Briggs, research geologist with the U.S.G.S. stated, “The gravitational pull of the moon creates Earth tides and sea tides and causes portions of the Earth’s surface to bulge.”
So here are the coincidental occurrences of supermoons and earthquakes tsunamis over the past few years:
~We just had a supermoon in effect Feb. 12-21. This was followed by the earthquake that left Christchurch, New Zealand in ruins on Feb. 22, 2011.
~The apparent last extreme supermoon occurred on Jan. 30, 2010. This was after catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010.
~ There was a super moon on January 10, 2005. This was just after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia on Dec. 26, 2004.
Whether it is just the natural shift of plates, or a phenoemon such as supermoon, there is no doubt that Japan will be recovering for years and needs as much help as they can get.
Meteorologist Kristen Connolly
Posted under Climate Change, Earthquake, Geology, Natural Disasters, Nature, Science, Space, Spring, Tsunami, Weather History, Weather NEws
This post was written by kconnolly on March 13, 2011