New Trigger for Powerful Earthquakes

New Trigger for Powerful Earthquakes

Scientists have long debated whether the movements of the Moon and the tidal stresses it generates play a role in triggering earthquakes, and now it looks like we might have an answer. A new study by researchers in Japan suggests that large earthquakes are more likely to occur at times of a full or new Moon. Nine of the 12 largest earthquakes – those with a magnitude of 8.2 or above – happened around a new or full Moon. At the time of a New and full Moon during the monthly lunar cycle, the Sun, Moon, and Earth all align, and the gravitational tug of the Moon on Earth is at its most intense. To really understand the effect that the Moon has on earthquakes, read the new evidences and discoveries found in the Magma Pseudotheory and the Hyrdoplanet Model in UM.

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