Mw 6.5 Bali Sea
updated 1 May 2022

On 10 March 2011 a strong earthquake occurred in the Bali Sea at a depth of 533 km. The seismic event occurred at 17:08:38 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.5.

Seismic activity first increased on the 6th after three planetary alignments had occurred starting a day earlier, involving Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn near the time of the grand opposition. The Moon ws involved as well, which caused a high lunar peak (index 18).

Two strong earthquakes occurred in Chile and the South Sandwich Islands, followed by a third at the Solomon Islands on the 7th. On the same day the Venus-Mars-Uranus alignment added greatly to the critical planetary geometry in the previous two days. As a result major seismic activity started on the 9th off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, peaking with a great earthquake on the 11th.

Mercury-Sun-Saturn        2011-03-05,  8:14:21  192°44'22"
Sun-Mercury-Jupiter       2011-03-05, 11:05:33   13°21'09"
Jupiter-Mercury-Saturn    2011-03-06, 15:58:41  193°00'51"
Venus-Mars-Uranus         2011-03-07,  1:28:56    2°02'53"
Earth-Mercury-Uranus      2011-03-09, 16:00:08  359°42'42"

Earth-Moon-Uranus         2011-03-06,  4:16:32  359°30'58"
Earth-Moon-Jupiter        2011-03-06, 23:26:00    8°58'46"
Moon-Earth-Saturn         2011-03-07, 13:03:21  195°42'31"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of total — non-interpreted — geometry