JAPAN'S devastating earthquake comes just days after a warning that an extreme "supermoon" would spark chaos across the globe.
On March 19, the moon will loom large in our skies and be at its closest distance from the Earth in 18 years.
And weather bloggers noted there was a supermoon just before the last monster tsunami in Asia on Boxing Day 2004.
Conspiracy theorists on the internet have made catastrophic predictions of tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
Next week the moon will pass a mere 221,567 miles from our planet and some amateur scientists have been predicting extreme conditions all over the world.
The event — known as a lunar perigee — happens when a full or new moon comes within 90 per cent of its closest approach possible.
Updated below with "SuperMoon" table
Those that come nearest to Earth are called extreme supermoons, just like the one expected next week.
Blogger Daniel Vogler wrote on weather website AccuWeather: "The last extreme supermoon occurred on January 10th, 2005, right around the time of the 9.0 Indonesia earthquake.
"That extreme supermoon was a new moon. So be forewarned. Something BIG could happen on or around this date."
Previous supermoons were sighted in 1955, 1974, 1992 and 2005 — all years that had extreme weather events.
The tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Indonesia happened two weeks before the January 2005 supermoon.
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Also see below table from 21st Century SuperMoon Alignments
©2000 by Richard Nolle
FEB 18, 2011 FULL MOON
MAR 19, 2011 FULL MOON
APR 18, 2011 FULL MOON
SEP 27, 2011 NEW MOON
OCT 26, 2011 NEW MOON
NOV 25, 2011 NEW MOON
APR 06, 2012 FULL MOON
MAY 06, 2012 FULL MOON
JUN 04, 2012 FULL MOON
NOV 13, 2012 NEW MOON
DEC 13, 2012 NEW MOON
MAY 25, 2013 FULL MOON
JUN 23, 2013 FULL MOON
JUL 22, 2013 FULL MOON
JAN 01, 2014 NEW MOON
JAN 30, 2014 NEW MOON
JUL 12, 2014 FULL MOON
AUG 10, 2014 FULL MOON
SEP 09, 2014 FULL MOON
JAN 20, 2015 NEW MOON
FEB 18, 2015 NEW MOON
MAR 20, 2015 NEW MOON
AUG 29, 2015 FULL MOON
SEP 28, 2015 FULL MOON
OCT 27, 2015 FULL MOON
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