Mw 7.3 Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia
updated 29 December 2021

On 29 December 2021 a major earthquake occurred in Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia at a depth of 170 km. The seismic event occurred at 18:25:52 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 7.3.

Major seismic activity was anticipated as early as 29 December due to a convergence of planetary alignments from 28 to 31 December with a potential peak magnitude between 8 and 9 magnitude on 1-3 January. This earthquake occurred hours after Earth aligned with Mercury and Venus. See also the Telegram post below.

Sun-Mercury-Jupiter       2021-12-28, 13:24:29  338°37'13"
Mercury-Venus-Earth       2021-12-29, 10:19:09  114°08'08"
Mars-Mercury-Uranus       2021-12-31,  1:29:34   43°58'12"
Sun-Mercury-Neptune       2021-12-31, 16:39:35  352°08'20"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake