Mw 6.8 Banda Sea
updated 31 May 2021 UTC

On 9 December 2015 a strong earthquake occurred at the Banda Sea. The seismic event occurred at 10:21:47 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.8.

No exact planetary alignments occurred, but Earth was within 1.5° between Mars and Uranus. The earthquake occurred in the aftermath of the geometry that preceded the major earthquake five days earlier. See the report below.

SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry


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