There’s long been anxiety over total lunar eclipses, also referred to as ‘blood moons’ for the reddish hue that the shadow of the Earth casts on the full moon during the not-really-that-rare event (it happens about every one to three years on average). Often thought of as a bad omen by various prognosticators of assorted religious, conspiratorial and otherwise paranoid stripes, it’s sometimes claimed that a lunar eclipse can “trigger” natural disasters like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
There’s a certain logic to this notion, and even some scientific evidence to back it up, but there is absolutely no reason for increased concern about the coming ‘super blood wolf moon’ set to be observable from the Americas and western Europe the evening of January 20 and early morning of January 21.
In fact, there is evidence that the tidal effect of the moon on the Earth – literally the moon’s gravitational pull on our planet, which is strongest during full and new moons – does impact seismic activity.
The 1971 San Fernando earthquake (also known as the Sylmar earthquake) occurred in the early morning of Feb. 9 in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California. The magnitude was determined to be of Richter magnitude 6.7. Fifteen hours later, a total lunar eclipse took place and there were some that suggested that the alignment of the sun, Earth and moon was responsible.
Just keep watch it has been very active today
40 of 40 earthquakes in map area.
h/t Goofy for God