Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tidal Forces and Earthquakes

The Moon affects Earth in some ways. During nights with fair weather, the Moon can make the night bright. When the tide is high or low, it is because of the Moon.

A new Japanese scientific study shows that there is also a correlation between high tidal force stress and high magnitude earthquakes. People have suspected this, but the new study is the first that really shows the correlation.

This study might help predict large earthquakes. This is good. It is especially helpful in countries often hit by earthquakes, such as Japan. I like useful science like this.

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