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Russian Academy Scientist Points To Solar/Lunar Role in Japan Quake

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In an interview with the Voice of Russia, the Deputy Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Geography, Arkadi Tishkov, said that the Japanese earthquake could have been provoked by the Moon and the Sun.

Arkadi Tishkov said that Earth’s seismic activity cycles are directly involved with solar weather. The Sun shoots out streams of protons that affect Earth’s activity. That’s number one. Number two, the Moon will now be located at the closest distance from the Earth, which, combined with solar influence, may affect the activity of the oceans, namely the high tide-low tide frequency. When the exorbitant mass of the Pacific’s water reserve, with its enormous capacitive lag, changes the frequency of its high tide-low tide regime, this could certainly affect the local chain of volcanoes — the Pacific rim of fire.

According to the scientist, the Moon is currently some 350,000 kilometers away from Earth, the closest in the past decade. It is only natural that its mass affects the Earth’s lithosphere. Besides, solar activity is now at the highest point in recent years, with another burst causing a powerful magnetic storm a few days ago.

The interrelationship of the phenomena, Arkadi Tishkov says, may not be always determined immediately, but it is there and invariably reveals itself. Seismic and solar activity cycles may coincide, as they will in 2011 through 2015, when the volcanic and seismic activity cycle will reach its highest value.

Fresh underground shocks may be in the offing not only for Japan, but also for the nearby Russian areas — Sakhalin, Kamchatka, and the (disputed) Kuril Islands.