Mw 6.0 New Ireland Region, P.N.G.
updated 8 December 2021

On 30 November 2021 a strong earthquake occurred in New Ireland Region, P.N.G. at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 10:36:18 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.0.

The earthquake occurred a day after a convergence of two planetary alignments, for which there was an earthquake warning. See also the Telegram post below for a depiction of the planetary geometry.

Venus-Sun-Mars            2021-11-26,  4:52:48  217°49'40"
Mercury-Sun-Earth         2021-11-29,  4:20:16   66°51'32"
Sun-Venus-Uranus          2021-11-29,  6:39:00   42°44'54"

Moon-Earth-Jupiter        2021-11-26, 15:41:45  324°31'56"
Moon-Earth-Neptune        2021-11-28, 15:09:19  350°06'12"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake