Mw 6.8 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan

updated 26 May 2021

On 1 May 2021 a strong earthquake occurred near the East coast of Honshu, Japan. The seismic event occurred at 01:27:28 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.8.

The earthquake occurred a day after Earth lined up with the Sun and Uranus, which statistically can result in a strong to major earthquake depending on the position of the Moon. It should be noted that Mercury and Venus were closely aligned with Uranus (2021-04-27, 12:00:00, 1°58'50") in the days before the earthquake.

Earth-Sun-Uranus         2021-04-30, 19:55:21   40°23'40"

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

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity prior and during the earthquake


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