Mw 6.1 Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia
updated 6 August 2021

On 2 August 2021 a strong earthquake occurred near the South Coast of Papua, Indonesia at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 05:01:21 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.1.

The earthquake occurred after Mercury lined up with the Sun, Earth and Saturn a day earlier and Earth lined up with the Sun and Saturn early on the 2nd. Lunar geometry reached 8 on the index, which may be the reason that no larger seismic activity occurred.

Mars-Earth-Jupiter       2021-07-29, 15:27:14  329°34'44"
Mercury-Sun-Earth        2021-08-01, 13:54:03  309°14'28"
Mercury-Sun-Saturn       2021-08-01, 16:35:31  309°52'00"
Mercury-Earth-Saturn     2021-08-01, 21:36:41  309°54'36"
Sun-Earth-Saturn         2021-08-02,  6:01:11  309°53'02"

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

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity prior and during the earthquake
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