No, I don't believe it does.
"The web was yesterday awash with apocalyptic warnings that the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and even earthquakes next week.
The conspiracy theorists claim that on March 19, the moon will be closer to Earth than at any time since 1992 - just 221,567 miles away - and that its gravitational pull will bring chaos to Earth.
Earth will be at its closest point - some 221,567 miles away - to the moon in 19 years on March 19. Some fear the 'lunar perigee' will affect our climate pattern
However, astronomers have dismissed the claims as pure nonsense."
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The only thing it well affect greatly is Tides, as the moons proximity to earth is directly proportionate to strength and might of waves, etc. The earthquakes however, may be attributed to the sun. If its heat is increasing ever so slightly, it it is heating the core of our planted. this means the crust, and therefor the tectonic plates, have more, less viscous fluid below them. Thus they more more freely, and earthquakes are more likely. The moon is not large enough to move the liquid rock that is beneath our crust (technically not Massive enough ((Definition of massive= has mas)) therefor when i say not massive enough, i am saying it does not have enough mass)
Of course the moon has tidal effects on the earth. And this is one reason why the earth is liquid inside and that there is volcanism.
But these gravity effects exist permanently. So there is no reason why they should be much stronger now.
Imagine the Earth like a liquid ball with a crust outside. But the crust is broken and the tidal effects make the crust pieces - the tectonic plates - swim to and fro. And so they scratch along each other, sometimes building tension if there is a bump. And if such a bump breaks off, the plate shifts very fast for a short distance and stops at the next bump. Which is basically what an earthquake is.
The gravity of the moon may affect tectonic plates, and in some cases I'm sure that the moon played a role in an earthquake occurring, consider two plates colliding. One is nettly being forced up and the other down, but the friction between the two stops them from shifting, over time pressure builds up, so the earthquake will inevitably occur, but with the right conditions ie: the moon being directly over the plate being forced up, it might help in providing enough force to overcome friction and make the plates slip, now the gravitational pull of the moon from this distance is relatively small, but all forces count.
My step father who has absolutely nothing to do with superstition also mentioned about the moon being it's closest in twenty years tomorrow. However I think this has no correlation to any apocalyptic occurances. The tectonic plates are floating on molten lava and shift regularly. We have always known the world is dangerous.
ya i bet nothin will happen tomorro lol. i think its more of the movement of the earth that makes earthquakes. its shifting.
the moon has a mednetic pull on the earth thats also why we have tides high ans low