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Supermoon 2016 Caused New Zealand Earthquake? Tsunami, Volcanic Erruptions Predicted?

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New Zealand was recently hit by a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Residents were obviously shocked, and it seems that the supermoon is the one to blame for this disaster. Also, as a result of this quake, people are being warned for a possible tsunami and maybe volcanic eruptions.

According to reports, there are at least two people dead after the quake. Thousands of people, on the other hand, were evacuated along the coastline because of the tsunami alert triggered by the quake. Although some believe that this natural disaster is indeed unforeseen, there are also those who think that the quake was caused by the supermoon.

This unique moon phenomena, which will take place on November 14, is said to be the reason behind this disaster. It was even predicted by a man named Nigel Antony Gray. He warned the public about the upcoming powerful quake.

?Heads Up: On 14th November and a couple of days either side of that date, watch for a major earthquake, and quite possible in South Pacific area. The reason for this is that 14th of Nov will be a ?super moon? largest of this century,? said Gray on his post.

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He then further explained that because of a recent earthquake in Italy and of the increased gravitational pull by the supermoon, it will cause pressure on tectonic plates that will increase the chance of bigger quakes. Although he mentioned that this is just a possibility, Gray has predicted it correctly.

Photo from: nj.com

Now, there is no way to prove that the moon phenomena really caused the quake, but still it is a possibility. Meanwhile, aside from this quake, there are predictions that a tsunami will follow it and some volcanic eruptions.

With regards to the tsunami, chances of it happening is really a topic to be discussed. It is a known fact that these huge tidal waves usually come after an earthquake. This is also the main reason why authorities issued a tsunami alert in the east coast of South and North islands of New Zealand. A tsunami taking place is not easy to confirm. What is sure, though, is that the supermoon will cause unusual waves on the coastline because of the increased gravitational pull.

For the volcanic eruptions, it might be caused by the movements of the plates. As mentioned earlier, this major quake in New Zealand was probably caused by the pressure of the supermoon?s gravitational pull on tectonic plates. If these movements would continue and hit the lower ground of any volcano, it could possibly cause a volcanic eruption.

Any of these theories are not confirmed by scientists, so these are just possible scenarios that might happen when the supermoon strikes tomorrow. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

For more news and updates about the supermoon, stay tuned here on TheBitbag.

Also read: Supermoon 2016 Schedule: When Can You See the Biggest Supermoon in Our Lifetime?

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