Mw 7.7 Southeast of Loyalty Islands

updated 24 May 2021

On 10 February 2021 a major earthquake occurred Southeast of the Loyalty Islands. The seismic event occurred at 13:19:59 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 7.7.

This seismic event occurred due to a series of planetary alignments for which a warning was issued on 8 February. The series started on 5 February with a Mercury-Sun-Saturn alignment, which under critical conditions raises the possibility of a high 7 magnitude earthquake. Most critical and decisive were the alignments from the 6th to the 9th, all of which involved Mercury. Therefore, a seismic event around M 7.8 was anticipated, but because of additional critical geometry, the most critical time was considered 14-17 February. See also the report above.

Mercury-Sun-Saturn 2021-02-05, 19:00:30 304°26'39" Earth-Venus-Saturn 2021-02-06, 7:01:09 305°37'03" Mercury-Sun-Jupiter 2021-02-06, 17:56:20 309°50'07" Sun-Mercury-Earth 2021-02-08, 13:41:11 139°43'43" Mercury-Venus-Saturn 2021-02-09, 22:51:50 305°17'45" Earth-Venus-Jupiter 2021-02-11, 14:54:08 312°17'33"

SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity prior and during the earthquake


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