The moon was waxing nearly completely when the Chile 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit. When there is a large earthquake, I like to check the cycles of the moon. It might be only coincidence, but I wouldn’t rule out the moon as provoking earthquakes.
Powerful earthquake strikes off Chile, triggers tsunami
(CNN) — A mighty 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile late Tuesday, triggering small landslides, cutting power and generating a tsunami.