In the present era where the world feeds on energy, it is quite difficult to maintain the sources of energy that we do have right now. So, Scientists are always looking for an alternative and better source, that they might have found now, i.e GRAVITY. As per the researchers, Gravity could be used as an imperishable source of energy in the coming years.
September 14, 2016: Researchers at the University of Tokyo say large quakes are more likely during high tides, which happen twice a day. During high tides, the oceans are pulled by the moon’s gravity, but during a full and new moon, twice a month, the tides are particularly high, especially when the moon, the sun, and Earth line up.
Full moons may cause bigger earthquakes, according to a new study. This, researchers say, can further stress geological faults, triggering earthquakes.
“The probability of a tiny rock failure expanding to a gigantic rupture increases with increasing tidal stress levels,” the researchers wrote in an article that appeared in the British journal Nature Geoscience.
While the theory is not new, the study is the first to find a statistical link between the moon and earthquakes.
For example, the researchers found that the 2004 Sumatra quake as well as a major 2011 quake in Japan both happened during high tides. The researchers say nine of the 12 biggest quakes ever recorded were timed with full or new moons.
The findings could help with earthquake forecasting, especially in places like Japan where earthquakes are common.