…goes to PopSci for yesterday’s tragically incorrect Biggest Full Moon in 19 Years Almost Certainly Won’t Cause a Huge Natural Disaster:
Past supermoons have coincided with natural disasters–the Indonesian earthquake in 2005, Australian flooding in 1954–but scientists note that those are unrelated, more likely than not. Says John Bellini, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey: “A lot of studies have been done on this kind of thing by USGS scientists and others. They haven’t found anything significant at all.”
About eight hours later, Japan was hit with the largest tsunami in recorded history.