Mw 6.7 Fiji Region
updated 8 August 2021

On 24 September a strong earthquake occurred in Fiji Region at a depth of 587 km. The seismic event occurred at 21:28:40 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.7.

Two planetary alignments occurred on the 19th while Earth made a Mercury-centric 90° angle with Saturn on the 20th. Following this critical geometry a strong earthquake occurred at the Izu Islands, Japan Region (Mw 6.1) on the 20th. After a lunar peak (14) on the 21st and into the 22nd an obvious seismic increase began on the 23rd with two strong earthquakes off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan (Mw 6.3) and in Mindanao, Philippines (Mw 6.4). The seismic increase continued into the 24th with a strong earthquake at Tonga (Mw 6.4) and the largest seismic event in three weeks in the Fiji Region (Mw 6.7) at the start of the second lunar peak on the 24th and into the 25th reaching 13 on the index.

Venus-Mars-Neptune       2016-09-19,  5:54:10  341°52'06"
Sun-Mercury-Uranus       2016-09-19,  9:18:53   21°59'19"

Mercury: Earth-Saturn    2016-09-20, 12:15:07   90°00'00"
          
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

 

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