Indonesia had a 7.3 earthquake this past January 10, 2012 (18:37 UTC)
There was a full moon which peaked January 9, 2012 (07:31 UTC).
When the earthquake struck the moon was still 97% full waxing gibbous.
In 2004, six years and one month ago, the same area was hit by the giant Indian Ocean super earthquake. It was a megathrust, over magnitude 9 (the third largest ever recorded). It created a tsunami which killed 230,000 people, one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.
That earthquake occurred December 26 2004, (00:59 UTC).
On December 26, 2004 (15:06 UTC) the moon was also full.
Only coincidence? Here is a news story about storms triggering earthquakes:
From this story:
“The water’s enormous weight causes the Indian plate to bend slightly under the pressure. That, in turn, causes the edge of the plate to move slightly. “Imagine having a big book and bending it in the middle,” Ader said. “The pages want to slide against each other at the edges.”
If a typhoon or monsoon can trigger an earthquake I would suggest so could the ocean’s tides. The vast oceans put much more stress on the earth’s crust then any storm. And what influences the tides? The moon. Does the moon trigger earthquakes?
Watching the full moon these past cloudless nights I was struck by how bright and beautiful…and potentially dangerous the moon is.