Mw 7.2 Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
updated 2 June 2021 UTC

On 30 January 2016 a major earthquake occurred at Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia at a depth of 159km. The seismic event occurred at 03:25:09 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 7.2.

While a planetary alignment occurred a day earlier involving Mercury, four WPG peaks preceded the earthquake from the 26th to the 29th, the third of which converged with a high lunar peak that reached 14 on the 27th. The WPG peaks were probably the decisive contributing factor.

Sun-Mercury-Mars         2016-01-29, 17:22:16  186°52'59"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry


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