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Link between earthquakes and tides? – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 13th, 2016.

Japanese researchers say they have found a link between high tide and large earthquakes, which could indicate a greater likelihood of earthquakes following the new or full moon. The researchers reconstructed the size of tidal stress from the two weeks prior to earthquakes of magnitude 5.5 or higher over the past 20 years and say large […]

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