Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan Hit - Yet Again?

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.

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