Another earthquake jerks Japan; is it Super Moon effect?

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Tokyo, Mar 19: Japan experienced another earthquake with 6.1 magnitude today (Saturday, Mar 19). The epicenter of the quake was near the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Now, the obvious reason that comes in mind - is it Super Moon effect?

Today the 'Super Moon' will be closest to the Earth in 18 years and will appear to be the biggest and brightest of 2011. Experts claimed that today's full moon will be around 10 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter as compared to other full moons during the year.

Earlier several reports stated that huge storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters will occur due to today's super moon.

Extreme Super Moon - is the newly coined term hit the web when a noted astrologer who runs the website, has famously termed the upcoming full moon at lunar perigee (the closest approach during its orbit).

Lunar perigee is the scientific name of such phenomenon. The world witnessed Super Moon previously in the year of - 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005. Citing the previous years' reports, experts afraid of a massive distortion in the nature. Each year had extreme weather events.

However, squashing such reports, several other experts claimed that there will not be any earthquakes or volcanoes unless they are to happen anyway.

Pete Wheeler of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy stated, "(The Earth will experience) just a lower than usual low tide and a higher than usual high tide around the time of the event, but nothing to get excited about."

"Remember in the past, planetary alignments were going to pull the sun apart. It didn't. Astrologers draw a very long bow most times. Normal king tides are about all I would expect out of this Super Moon prediction," he added.

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