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The purpose of this ad-hoc page is to collect quickly references to theories using constellations of the planets for prediction of earthquakes. Why? Because the big earthquake in Greece and Turkey (autumn 1999) took place after the total solar eclipse (= new moon constellation), the Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami 2004 at full moon, and many more major earthquakes at the special full or new moon constellations. The russian scientists and others have observed that probability of major earthquakes is high at or 1..3 days after full or new moon when the line of gravitation crosses close to the tectonic plates boundaries.

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References and literature[edit]

References of the perfect prediction of the earthquake of 2004-12-26 00:58:53 UTC[edit]

copied from an uni. cc/ Astroturf article
India Daily 28.12.2004
Researches predicted the earthquake with minor deviations of 150 km 30 minutes offset, see article in Telegraph, India: 26.12.2004
The role of planet and moon constellations - it was full moon that day - has been proven by Indian researchers, who predicted this earthquake with only 150 km and 29 minute difference. News Today 27.12.2004
Chennai scientists have sent their prediction on 22.12.2004 to several institutions such as US Geological Survey, International Union of 'Geodesy and Geophysics' and NASA, but were not taken for serious, they did not get any answer. Hindunet 29.12.2004

References of other importance to planetary constellations influencing or triggering earthquakes[edit]

Permission to reprint the material at http://www.opteryx.de and at http://en.wikipedia.org on the World Wide Web from ICARUS Journal from Elsevier HG/ND/Jan05/E005 is granted by letter dated 12.01.2005.
Permission to reprint the material at http://www.opteryx.de and at http://en.wikipedia.org on the World Wide Web from ICARUS Journal from Elsevier HG/ND/Jan05/E005 is granted by letter dated 12.01.2005.
  • "Planetary configuration: Implications for Earthquake Prediction" by N. Venkatanathan et al.
if you need a quick copy of the PDF, please contact me --Wikinaut

It was Full Moon on 2004-12-26 00:58:53 UTC, the day of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake[edit]

This publication was triggered by 2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake which took place on a full moon day, 26.12.2004. --Wikinaut 01:35, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

After the total solar eclipse of 1999, (solar eclipse = new moon), a great earthquake happened which struck Greece and Turkey. Many other severe earthquakes took place after or close to a full or new moon event. My theory stays the same for the Indian Ocean earthquake, which happened the day of full moon and close to a perigee, where the combined gravitational force of moon and sun are stronger than to other times, which increase the likelihood of severe earthquake caused by extraordinary strong terrestrial (land) tides, especially in equatorial regions.

Further contributions[edit]

On the USGS page http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqinthenews/2004/usslav/ in the left margin you can find links to information about previous earthquakes. Dates and magnitudes are available, especially at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/activity/past.html

You could start with 10 biggest earthquakes since 1900. -- Curps 01:35, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Earthquakes of magnitude 8 and above only occur about once a year on average. So there have only been about 100 since 1900. This is a relatively small number.

For the phase of the moon, there is an online website by the US Naval Observatory: http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/vphase.html

So you could probably examine these 100 earthquakes by hand and see what the phase of the moon was at the time. -- Curps 01:58, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

No research to conclude that a "full" moon contributes to earthquakes, however there are indications that a planetary alignment could contribute to tectonic disturbance.

Probably best to report on what the experts state rather than what we surmise. -- Zosodada

Your theory came to being in the 17th century after Isaac Newton gave us his theory of gravitation. Statistically, your theory is true, but is practically useless because it cannot make specific predictions. Tides also cause twice daily creak of earthquakes with a magnitude of less than 0 on the richterscale caused by tidal bulges. Unfortunately, you are almost three hundred years too late with your theory. Sorry. Ŭalabio 03:18, 2004 Dec 30 (UTC)

I noticed that people added sections and links here which borders on astrology. The only bodies which raise significant tides on the Earth are the Sun and Moon. Tides decrease by the cube of the distance. The tidal stress of Venus the closed planet, raises tides only 1/5000th the size of tides the sun raises. Jupiter, the most massive planet, raises tides only 1/100,000th as large as solar tides on Earth. All of the planets in alignment generate less than 1/5000th the strength of solar tides. As far as tide go, only the sun and the moon (lunar tides are 3x larger than solar tides) are important -- Ŭalabio 00:24, 2005 Jan 1 (UTC)

Further big earthquakes to Full or New Moon time[edit]

Expecting major earthquake in New Zealand 07.-09.02.2008[edit]

Die Schattenlinie ist auch die Linie der Schwerkäfte sein. Wie man sieht, tangiert die Bruchstelle zw. der australischen und pazifischen Platte bei Neuseeland (ich war mal dort - sie ist gigantisch gut in der Landschaft zu sehen - eine riesige Wand türmt sich auf).

Also, ich erwarte ein starkes Erdbeben dort im Zeitraum 7.-9.2.2008 --Wikinaut (talk) 10:12, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

  • 11.02. Mexico
  • 13.02. Indonesia (6,6)
  • 15.02. Greece
  • 18.02. Indonesia
  • Feb. 21, 2008 Lunar Eclipse
  • Next major earthquakes may follow during Feb 21 to 24, 2008. --Wikinaut (talk) 00:10, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
  • 21.02. morning Norwegen, Spitzbergen (6,2) [1]
  • 25.02. Indonesia (7,2)

Expecting major earthquake in Asia 22.07.-25.07.2009[edit]



Earthquakes and Solar Eclipses in Japan[edit]

Significant data to correlate earthquakes in Japan to solar eclipses exist, if we look a few hours before or a few days after a solar eclipse. On March 18 1988 6 hours before the total solar eclipse a 5.4 earth quake occurred in the Setagaya ward of Japan. In 1998 an earthquake of the same magnitude 5.4 took place in the same region a few days after the August solar eclipse.

The interesting thing to note is that there does seem to be a significant correlation between Total Solar Eclipses and Earthquakes in this region over the past decade. A magnitude 6+ earthquake occurred 6 hours before the total solar eclipse in China, October 1995. A magnitude 5+ earthquake occurred 1 hour before the total solar eclipse in China, August 2008....................


  • Nestler, Ralf (September 14, 2016), Seismologie: Vollmond begünstigt starke Erdbeben, Der Tagesspiegel, p. 22, retrieved September 14, 2016{{citation}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  • "Gezeitenkräfte: Sonne und Mond lassen Kalifornien erzittern" SPIEGEL online, 29.12.2009
  • Thomas, Amanda M.; Bürgmann, Roland; Nadeau, Robert M. (December 24, 2009), "Tremor-tide correlations and near-lithostatic pore pressure on the deep San Andreas fault", Nature, vol. 462, no. 7276, pp. 1048–1051, doi:10.1038/nature08654, retrieved December 29, 2009{{citation}}: CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  • static page version 21.03.2011 - PDF version 21.03.2011
http://www.freewebz.com/eq-forecasting/128.html Earthquake triggerung
  1. ^ Tamrazyan, G. P. (1967), "Tide-forming forces and earthquakes", ICARUS, vol. 7, no. 1–3, Elsevier, pp. 59–65
  2. ^ Tamrazyan, G. P. (1968), "Principal Regularities in the Distribution of Major Earthquakes Relative to Solar and Lunar Tides and Other Cosmic Forces", ICARUS, vol. 9, no. 1–3, Elsevier, pp. 574–592
  3. ^ "Closest full moon of 2011 on March 19