NZ Quake linked to Supermoon / Article from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Quantum World

last update: Nov 16 '16

NZ Quake linked to Supermoon (collapsed metastable equilibrium)

Sub lunar pointAs "predicted" on the 5th of July 2016 on my Facebook timeline,
a possible causal link between the Moons gravity and earthquakes has been observed in nature, on the 14th of November 2016 in New Zealand.

The earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale coincided with the
exact longitude of the sublunar point (the place underneath the Moon),
of a 68 year maximum size Super Moon.

A Super Moon is in this instance described as a full Moon with the closest approach it makes to the Earth in its elliptical orbit.



Super moonThe epicentre of the 7.8 earthquake was at 42.757°S 173.077°E (,
90km from Christchurch.

The location of the epicentre on the surface appears to be an old Volcano
or meteorite crater
with a diameter of approx. 4.55 km.

The earthquake struck on Sunday 13.11.2016 11:02:56 UTC (GMT),
in local NZ time on the 14. November 2016, 00:02:56, just past midnight..

Here is an animation on Youtube from "Our Planet Earth From Space",
showing the longitude of the sublunar point during the time of the NZ earthquake:


A Japanese study
Scientific evidence connects the position of the Moon to major earthquakes, via tidal force.

A Japanese study published on the 12th September 2016 found indications that:

1. Indonesia's deadly earthquakes in 2004 -which triggered the Boxing Day tsunami,
2. the magnitude 8.8 quake in Chile in 2010,
3. and the magnitude 9 earthquake and subsequent 10-metre tsunami in Japan in 2011
- are all linked to large tidal forces.

The Japanese seismologists state that tectonic tremors deep
within earthquake zones are highly sensitive to tidal stress levels,
with tremor rate increasing at an exponential rate with rising tidal stress.

They calculate the tidal stress history, and specifically the amplitude of tidal stress,
on a fault plane in the two weeks before large earthquakes globally,
based on earthquake catalogues.

They found that very large earthquakes, including the 2004 Sumatran,
2010 Maule earthquake in Chile and the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake in Japan,
tend to occur near the time of maximum tidal stress amplitude.

They suggest that the probability of a tiny rock failure expanding to a
gigantic rupture increases with increasing tidal stress levels.


Tidal stress is caused by the Moon.

The exact effects of indirect tidal forces, or directly the Moons gravity,
are difficult to predict, whether they will cause seismic or Volcanic activity,
or not.

It is always destruction, that earthquakes cause,
therefore it is wise to be vigilant, just in case.

Ref.: Earthquake potential revealed by tidal influence on earthquake size–frequency statistics,
published 12. Sep. 2016:

Ref.: Tides Affect Earthquakes, Moon Phase Can Increase Seismic Activity Intensity:

Ref.: Tidal Force, a secondary force

Ref.: John Townend

Ref.: Earthquake lights
Watch: Wellington's sky turns blue at midnight as quakes collide, produce rare tectonic plate phenomenon:


From 5.July 2016:

It has been proposed before that the Moon has an influence on earthquakes and geological processes.
Generally it's assumed that this influence is too weak to "cause" quakes or eruptions.
But in an unstable equilibrium, at the tipping point, maybe the gravitational pull is strong enough to be the trigger?

Here is a striking video which supports that idea: Youtube:

During the Hawaiian earthquake magnitude 6.7 on Sunday, 15.Oct. 2006,
the Moon was observed passing over the area of Hawaii.
At the same time Hawaii experienced the strongest earthquake in two decades.

The moon image in the video represents the "sublunar point",
which is the area where the Moon exerts the greatest gravitational force on Earth.

My take on this is that chaos theory tells us that tiny causes can have huge effects,
such as butterflies flapping wings in the Himalayas can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world.
Why shouldn't the moon then influence (cause) a quake on Earth,
especially when it stands precisely over the spot where a magma chamber is weakened to the point of bursting?

The strictly scientific view that earthquakes should then always happen
more often in places over which the moon passes would be a simple mechanistic one,
without taking into account chaos theory.
Written 5th of July 2016.


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