The Globe & Mail is reporting that yet another earthquake, a magnitude 6.6 tremblor, has hit Japan. That would make it three major quakes in three days beginning with a mid-7, then a high-8 and now a mid-6 magnitude earthquake.
This, following in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake, seems more than a little unusual. Depending on the epicentre even a magnitude 6 quake can be pretty devastating.
The Globe also has another item speculating on whether a "supermoon" event is triggering this spate of earthquakes. Apparently the moon is nearing its closest approach to Earth in 18-years although scientists appear to be dismissing that as irrelevant. The moon will be at its very closest on March 19th. Just to be on the safe side I think I'll lay in an extra stock of freshwater for the balance of the month.