Mw 6.6 Near North Coast of Papua, Indonesia
updated 30 May 2021 UTC

On 24 September 2015 a strong earthquake occurred near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia. The seismic event occurred at 15:53:28 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.6.

Three planetary alignments preceded the earthquake from the 19th to the 24th. Lunar geometry was relatively high (index 12) throughout the week. Three WPG peaks occurred on the 19th and 20th.

Sun-Venus-Uranus         2015-09-19, 19:26:22   18°02'23"
Mercury-Sun-Jupiter      2015-09-23, 12:50:08  155°16'29"
Sun-Mercury-Neptune      2015-09-24,  6:50:34  338°19'16"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry


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