Mw 6.7 South of Panama
updated 3 August 2021 UTC

On 21 July 2021 a strong earthquake occurred South of Panama at a depth of 19 km. The seismic event occurred at 21:15:14 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.7.

The earthquake occurred more than three days after Mercury aligned with the Sun and Uranus, but this alignment on its own usually does not cause much more than a low 6 magnitude earthquake. However, the moon aligned with Uranus later on the same day and this can be more critical once Mercury has been involved. On the SSGI graph the planetary peak is visible early on the 18th, followed by the lunar peak with index 12. A warning would have been given for 18-20 July if the geometry would not have been underestimated. Atmospheric electricity was considered inclonclusive.

Sun-Mercury-Uranus       2021-07-18,  4:17:42   41°15'42"
Moon-Earth-Uranus        2021-07-18, 18:35:24   44°04'25"

Mars-Mercury-Neptune     2021-07-22,  7:00:51  350°34'58"
Venus-Earth-Jupiter      2021-07-22, 12:31:47  330°18'32"
          
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity prior and during the earthquake
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