Mw 6.0 Molucca Sea
updated 9 November 2021

On 6 November 2021 a strong earthquake occurred in the Molucca Sea at a depth of 63 km. The seismic event occurred at 14:37:38 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.0.

Large seismic activity was anticipated to occur around the lunar peak on 4-5 November, possibly reaching high 7 magnitude, due to convergence of two planetary alignments on 2 November. But like the critical geometry on 28-29 October, seismic activity did not exceed low 6 magnitude. The strong earthquake in the Molucca Sea was the first strong seismic event since 1 November. Note the Earth-Moon-Mars alignment on the 4th.

Mercury-Sun-Jupiter       2021-11-02,  5:01:52  333°33'19"
Mercury-Venus-Neptune     2021-11-02,  9:04:54  351°34'49"
Sun-Earth-Uranus          2021-11-04, 23:43:06   42°28'44"
Mercury-Sun-Neptune       2021-11-06,  5:29:41  351°48'10"

Earth-Moon-Mars           2021-11-04,  5:35:28  212°49'36"
Earth-Moon-Sun            2021-11-04, 20:54:55  222°21'42"
Moon-Earth-Uranus         2021-11-04, 21:06:36   42°29'00"
					
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake