Mw 6.6 North of Ascension Island
updated 26 August 2021

On 18 August 2017 a strong earthquake occurred North of Ascension Island at a depth of 30 km. The seismic event occurred at 02:59:25 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.6.

Some critical planetary geometry occurred precededing the lunar peak that reached 9 on the 16th, most notably a convergence of planetary geometry on the 13th. The earthquake occurred following this lunar peak.

Mercury: Venus-Earth      2017-08-13, 13:34:03   90°00'00"
Mars:    Earth-Jupiter    2017-08-13, 15:31:41   90°00'00"
Sun:     Venus-Earth      2017-08-15, 13:32:05   90°00'00"
Earth:   Venus-Jupiter    2017-08-17,  6:35:29   90°00'00"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry


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