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Researchers claim the increased gravitational force from the Moon, as it gets closer to Earth, could cause fault lines to trigger catastrophic earthquakes on land or in the ocean.
A supermoon happens when a new or full moon is at or near its closest approach to Earth in any given given orbit, making it appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than normal.
The next supermoon will rise in the night sky in the dark afternoon hours of Sunday December 3.
Astrologer Richard Nolle gave the phenomenon, that happens around four times a year, its name in 1979.
And some researchers claim to have unearthed evidence of major quakes happening at or around the time of a supermoon event.
Supermoon in pictures Mon, November 14, 2016 STARGAZERS around the world are looking forward to catching a glimpse of the biggest supermoon in nearly 70 years, take a look back at other phenomenal supermoon’s over the years.
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