Mw 6.9 Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands
updated 30 May 2021 UTC

On 27 July 2015 a strong earthquake occurred at the Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands. The seismic event occurred at 04:49:45 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.9. A major earthquake occurred later on the day at Papua, Indonesia. See also the report above.

The earthquake was preceded by a Mercury-Sun-Earth alignment on the 23rd. Lunar geometry was relatively high (geometry index 12) on the 22nd and 23rd and again early on the 27th. Decisive were the six WPG peaks, three from the 22nd to the 24th and three from the 26th to the 27th.

Mercury-Sun-Earth        2015-07-23, 19:10:14  300°24'39"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry


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