Mw 7.5 Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
updated 30 May 2021 UTC

On 26 October 2015 a major earthquake occurred in the Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan. The seismic event occurred at 09:09:32 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 7.5.

Four planetary alignments on the 24th and 25th, two of which involved Earth, preceded the earthquake. Lunar geometry was high on the 24th (index 14) and peaked 12 as the earthquake occurred. From the 21st to the 24th four WPG peaks occurred while a fifth occurred later on the 26th. The earthquake matched the fourth successful forecast by Ditrianum since forecasting began in April 2015. The forecast was primarily based on an alignment of Earth and the Moon with Mercury and Uranus on the 25th while Mercury was aligned with Jupiter and Neptune the day before.

Sun-Mercury-Mars         2015-10-24,  1:14:16  143°55'55"
Jupiter-Mercury-Neptune  2015-10-24, 17:10:15  338°22'41"
Earth-Venus-Jupiter      2015-10-25, 20:07:11  165°25'54"
Mercury-Earth-Uranus     2015-10-25, 22:45:35   17°43'39"

Earth-Moon-Uranus        2015-10-26, 10:41:30   17°42'29"
Moon-Earth-Mercury       2015-10-26, 12:08:52  198°37'24"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry


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