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#explainthesun Peter Haney is trying to figure out if there's a connection btwn sun, moon cycles and earthquakes.

#explainthesun Peter Haney is trying to figure out if there's a connection btwn sun, moon cycles and earthquakes.

"Ever since the Boxing day, 12/26/2004, earthquake occurred on a full moon , I've been trying to figure out if there is a connection between sun, moon cycles and earthquakes. i took the largest 20 most recent earthquakes and plotted them out, it's appears that strong earthquakes are more likely to happen near the spring and fall equinoxes and/or within 3 days of the new or full moon.(see attached). I don't know if it's true for lessor magnitude earthquakes -- is there more of a propensity for earthquakes around the equinoxes or new and full moons?

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