Mw 6.6 Solomon Islands
updated 30 May 2021 UTC

On 10 August 2015 a strong earthquake occurred at the Solomon Islands. The seismic event occurred at 04:12:13 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.6.

Four planetary alignment preceded this earthquake, all of which involved Mercury while lunar geometry was relatively high throughout the week (index 12). Two WPG peaks occurred on the 5th, but they were probably not decisive.

Mercury-Venus-Earth      2015-08-06, 14:16:02  327°38'29"
Venus-Mercury-Jupiter    2015-08-07,  2:44:42  148°55'37"
Earth-Mercury-Jupiter    2015-08-07,  7:03:31  148°53'38"
Mercury-Sun-Uranus       2015-08-09, 17:25:40   17°35'48"
						
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

 

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