Mw 6.6 Java Sea
updated 8 August 2021

On 19 October 2016 a strong earthquake occurred in the Java Sea at a depth of 645 km(!). The seismic event occurred at 00:26:02 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.6.

Two planetary alignments on the 15th and 17th preceded the earthquake, while a third occurred at the time of the earthquake when lunar geometry reached index 13. Particularly critical was the Full Moon on the 16th in combination with a Moon-Uranus conjunction. A first strong earthquake on the 17th (Mw 6.8) occurred as a result. Note that no similar strong or larger seismic activity occurred in the three weeks before or after these two strong earthquakes.

Sun-Earth-Uranus         2016-10-15, 10:28:31   22°16'14"
Mars-Venus-Jupiter       2016-10-17, 23:13:06  177°57'02"
Sun-Mercury-Jupiter      2016-10-19,  4:06:51  185°07'27"
Mercury-Earth-Uranus     2016-10-20,  7:33:03   22°04'19"
          
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

 

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