Mw 8.8 Northern Ecuador
updated 3 June 2021 UTC

On 31 January 1906 a mega-thrust earthquake occurred in Northern Ecuador at a depth of 20km. The seismic event occurred at 15:36:10 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 8.8.

Only one planetary alignment on 28 January preceded this mega-thrust earthquake. However, at the time Earth was very close to the Uranus-Neptune electromagnetic resonance vector. This caused very critical lunar geometry, similar to that of April 1905. Indeed, on 29 January the Moon made critical geometry to both planets within just a few hours. This was one of the key contributors to this seismic event. In addition, no less than five WPG peaks occurred from the 27th to the 30th, which is an obvious and powerful clustering up until a day before the earthquake. In 1906 six magnitude M 7.8> earthquakes occurred, four of which M 8.0>, each time when Earth was closely aligned between gas giants.

Mercury-Venus-Saturn     1906-01-28, 15:59:45  338°33'57"

Earth:   Moon-Uranus      1906-01-29, 16:05:27   90°00'00"
Earth:   Moon-Neptune     1906-01-29, 19:49:04   90°00'00"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry


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