Mw 6.6 Santa Cruz Islands
updated 31 May 2021 UTC

On 12 May 2020 a strong earthquake occurred at the Santa Cruz Islands at a depth of 127km. The seismic event occurred at 22:41:14 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.6.

The earthquake occurred a day after a Venus-Sun-Uranus alignment that was followed by four WPG peaks. Lunar geometry also peaked on the 12th, just before the earthquake. On the 10th atmospheric electricity began to peak significantly, indicating the potential of a magnitude 7 earthquake near the longitude of the Santa Cruz Islands. This means that at least the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the Loyalty Islands would have been at risk as well.

Venus-Sun-Uranus         2020-05-11, 15:37:58   36°29'18"
          
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity prior and during the earthquake

 

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