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No. All the distortions are explainable in terms of classical mechanics and gravitational forces. There are similar tides in the shape of the solid earth but they are much smaller of course because the earth is far more rigid than water.
Google solid body tides, or earth tides.They aren't tiny. They are about 30% of the height ocean tides (Hint: The Earth's K2 Love number is 0.3).