Mw 6.9 Lombok Region, Indonesia
updated 30 August 2021

On 19 August 2018 a strong earthquake occurred in Lombok Region, Indonesia at a depth of 12 km. The seismic event occurred at 14:56:26 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.9. It was the second but much more shallow strong earthquake in the region in two weeks.

Days earlier the Sun-Venus-Saturn alignment occurred converging with a lunar peak and accompanied by additional (somewhat) critical planetary geometry. At the same time, Venus was closely aligned with Mars and Neptune, which became exact early on the 20th. A strong earthquake already occurred on the 15th and hours earlier a great earthquake occurred in the Fiji Region. Key planetary geometry regarding the earthquakes on the 19th was the Sun-Mercury-Neptune alignment on the 16th, followed by a high lunar peak on the 17th.

Sun-Venus-Saturn          2018-08-14, 14:26:13  277°02'30"
Sun-Mercury-Neptune       2018-08-16, 10:24:10  344°40'59"
Venus-Mars-Neptune        2018-08-20,  4:10:00  345°54'44"

Earth-Moon-Venus          2018-08-14, 17:36:38  187°30'49"
Moon-Earth-Uranus         2018-08-16, 12:54:54   32°16'16"
Earth-Moon-Jupiter        2018-08-17, 12:31:50  225°09'18"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry


This website is using cookies. Terms and conditions, Privacy Policy