Strongest Earthquakes Are Not Linked To Moon Phase, Time Of Year: Study

The question of whether earthquakes and their intensity are linked to the moon in some way has cropped up again. And the new study which delved into the subject finds an answer that contradicts some older studies, as well as "earthquake lore." Susan Hough, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, looked at data for 204 earthquakes, each of magnitude 8 or stronger, that have occurred since the 1600s, and found no evidence that rates of these large earthquakes were influenced by the phase...

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