Mw 6.0 South Indian Ocean
updated 26 November 2021

On 15 November 2021 a strong earthquake occurred in the South Indian Ocean at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 04:23:31 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.0.

This was the third strong earthquake in two days. Three planetary alignments from the 10th to the 13th had the potential to trigger major seismic activity from the 13th to the 16th approximately. However, since the volcanic eruption at La Palma, Canary Islands intensified in the first week of October, no larger earthquakes (M6.6+) occurred. This seems similar to the volcanic eruption at Hawaii in 2018 from early May to early August; no larger earthquakes occurred and the strongest were two M 6.4 earthquakes in a three months period (!). When the volcanic activity at Hawaii suddenly quieted down on 4 August, a strong earthquake occurred a day later (Mw 6.9, Lombok, Indonesia). Perhaps in 2021 a similar pattern occurs connected to the volcanic activity at La Palma.

Earth-Mercury-Mars        2021-11-10, 12:52:54  217°05'13"
Mercury-Sun-Venus         2021-11-12, 10:08:06   15°49'05"
Mercury-Earth-Uranus      2021-11-13, 15:41:26   42°07'21"

Earth-Moon-Saturn         2021-11-10, 15:44:19  307°21'23"
Earth-Moon-Jupiter        2021-11-11, 19:17:50  323°01'40"
Earth-Moon-Neptune        2021-11-13, 21:06:11  350°11'17"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake