'Supermoon' Has No Connection to Japanese Earthquake

Although it's more than a week away, some people say the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan today could be caused by the supermoon. During the supermoon, expected to occur March 19, the moon won't just be at its closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit, enthusiasts say, it will be closer to Earth than it has been in 18 years. Scientists, including Paul Walker, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather Inc., said there is no connection between the moon's position and...Full Story
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