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Do moon phases produce big earthquakes?

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Huge earthquakes are not significantly influenced by the moon, a new study says.

The study, conducted by U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough, looked at earthquakes of magnitude 8 or greater over the past four centuries. And a review of more than 200 earthquakes demonstrated that there is no connection between the phase of the moon and the time when huge seismic events of magnitude 8 and greater strike.

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-moon-phases-big-earthquakes-debunks.html

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Taun

No reason there should be... The phases of the moon are simply caused by the angle of the sun and moon, not by the moon getting any larger/smaller or nearer to the Earth...

 

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Now, it CAN affect the tides...

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