Geologist Lori Dengler discusses the rare total solar eclipse. Seismologists have long studied the moon and sun's influences on our planet and determine that this special alignment does not trigger earthquakes. Gravitationally speaking, the eclipse is nothing special.
We all know phony stories abound on social media. When it comes to geologic occurrences, Dr. Lori Dengler says be careful when fantastical stories catch your eye - fact check with trusted sources like USGS - and don't share unverified stories.