Mw 6.5 Leyte, Philippines
updated 22 August 2021

On 6 July 2017 a strong earthquake occurred in Leyte, Philippines at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 08:03:58 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.5.

Four planetary alignments preceded the earthquake, all of which are critical if it comes to larger seismic activity. In particular the first three on 2, 3 and 4 July are known to precede large earthquakes in at least the mid to high 7 magnitude range, and in the case of the Mercury-Venus-Neptune alignment high 7 to 8 magnitude. It is a bit of a surprise that it did not happen in the critical time-window from roughly 5 to 7 July. Although amplified electromagnetic waves from planetary and lunar geometry also need critical stress in Earth's crust in order to set in motion a larger seismic event and although critical stress is not always present, it is quite remarkable that Earth sometimes does not have magnitude 7 or larger earthquakes for 150 to 180 days, but which was the case in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Before 2017 the only magnitude 7 drought that came close, was during Spring 2004.

On the SSGI graph we see the red peaks indicating critical planetary geometry, which was followed by two lunar peaks on the 5th and 6th, which is when the earthquake in Leyte, Philippines occurred.

Sun-Venus-Neptune         2017-07-02,  9:20:03  342°12'46"
Mercury-Venus-Neptune     2017-07-03, 16:13:43  342°10'12"
Mercury-Sun-Neptune       2017-07-04, 14:35:01  342°13'34"
Mercury-Sun-Venus         2017-07-05, 19:46:15  347°39'49"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry