Devastating earthquake in Japan came after speculation about the effects of the phenomenon Supermoon. Supermoon is the phenomenon of the moon look so big in the sky because it is in a position closest to the earth for 18 years.
The day before the Japanese quake occurred, there are some people who tried to link the phenomenon Supermoon with the possibility of 'chaos on earth'. Conspiracy theories circulating on the internet mention Supermoon can trigger the occurrence of high waves, earthquakes, and volcanic eruption.
As reported thesun.co.uk, Saturday (12/03/2011), on March 19, the moon is only 221,567 miles from Earth and amateur researchers have predicted the emergence of extreme conditions on Earth.
Blogger Daniel Vogler in his writings at AccuWeather expresses the fact that the last time Supermoon phenomenon appeared on January 10, 2005, almost 2 weeks after the devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Aceh. "So beware, something 'big' can occur at these times," said Vogler.
Supermoon occurred in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005. And in those years was very extreme weather conditions.
Meanwhile, other experts disagree if supermoon something to do with Japanese earthquake. John Kettley said Prakirawan weather month can not cause geological activity, but only high waves.
"If high waves coupled with bad weather, at most, the effect is only felt in the coastal areas,"said Kettley.
Manager International Centre for Radio Astronomy, Pete Wheeler, explained there will be no earthquake or volcano eruption if it was about time.
"The earth will experience high waves at the time (Supermoon-ed) to happen," he explained.