A total lunar eclipse will appear in the night sky between January 20 and 21 and will cast a reddish hue over Earth. Such an astrological event has often been linked to evil omen and theories surrounding natural disasters and although many may find this unlikely, the USGS has now warned total lunar eclipses could be behind some of the volcano eruptions on Hawaii.
Could the Super Blood Wolf Moon cause Hawaii volcano eruption?
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), earthquakes can be up to three times more likely during high tides, which appears when a Full Moon is present.
Lunar eclipses occur when the Full Moon passes into the shadow of the side of the Earth facing away from the Sun.
And because a lunar eclipse only takes place during a Full Moon, tides are higher during this time.
The USGS said there may be a connection between the lunar cycle and eruptions of Hawaiian volcanoes.
The agency said: “In the Hawaii example of 52 eruptions since January 1832, there have been nearly 3,900 tidal maximums, of which roughly 3,850 of them went by without causing an eruption.
“Statistically, this is about a one percent chance that any tidal maximum will affect the start of an eruption.”
And although the US government agency points out the increased likelihood still makes the connection weak, they added: “You must stop and realise that the background probability is, in general, very low in a given place and year (fractions of a percent), so that raising this tiny probability by a factor of 3 during high tides still results in a very tiny probability.”
In 2018 the Hawaiian Kilauea volcano erupted multiple times and caused hazardous conditions on Hawaii’s Big Island.
And volcano eruptions aren’t anything new on Kilauea, as the Pu’u ‘Ō’ō vent, where lava is visible, has erupted almost continuously since January 1983.
From mid-March to the beginning of May in 2018, thousand of earthquakes appeared on the island.
In 2014, EarthChangesMedia did a special report on a list of earthquakes and volcanos related to solar and lunar eclipses.
A full lunar eclipse occurred between April 14 and 15 in 2014 while the annual solar eclipse occurred on April 29, 2014.
Between the two astrological events, the report claimed: “Significant earth changing events were triggered by the moon’s gravitational pull during lunar eclipse events and rapid temperature shifts during the solar eclipse events.”
As many as 18 earthquakes appeared around the world while 17 volcanoes erupted.
The report suggests these were all linked to the eclipses taking place during this 14-day period.
A study from 2016 done by Nature Geoscience also found the tides that occur during full and new Moons may be connected to a slightly higher likelihood of high magnitude earthquakes around the world.
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