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Volcanic eruptions At Full Moon

Linkages with the full moon earthquake and volcanic activity was triggered clash of ideas. Some people argue that the occurrence of earthquake and volcanic eruption coincided with full moon, just a mere coincidence.

However, few studies have been conducted by scientists who found a strong relationship between the full moon with the increase in volcanic activity.

From the reviews that made the United States Geological Survey Agency USGS, a pair of earth scientists never compared the 680 records of volcanic eruptions that occurred since 1900.

They conclude, “The possibility of volcanic eruptions at the time of maximum tide is greater.” In other words, the possibility of a volcano will erupt higher during full moon.

The study of 52 volcano eruption in Hawaii since January 1832 show a similar pattern. “Nearly twice as many eruptions occurred near the time of maximum tide (full moon) than the minimum tide.”

The researchers from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has marked that period of eruption pattern of the crater Pu’u ‘O’o in Hawaii is very close to the time of maximum tide until finally stopped erupting until a few days, namely in 1990.

Although this is an interesting correlation, but the study of 52 volcano eruption in Hawaii since 1832, it is statistically little chance of volcanic eruptions triggered by the full moon that is only 1 percent.

Total of 3900 times the maximum tide full moon, 3850 between the incidence of the full moon does not affect anything. Because, however, the full moon is only one of the various factors of volcanic eruptions.

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