Mw 6.1 Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
updated 6 January 2022

On 4 January 2022 a strong earthquake occurred at the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 03:18:37 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.1.

Critical planetary geometry occurred from 29 to 31 December, which could potentially have caused a great earthquake (Mw 8-9), especially 1-3 January. This did not happen this time and instead a series of low 6 magnitude earthquakes occurred on 3-4 January. A major earthquake occurred early in this critical time-frame in Indonesia.

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"
Mars-Jupiter-Neptune      2022-01-02,  6:15:58  354°44'06"

Moon-Earth-Uranus         2021-12-29, 15:09:32   40°41'07"
Earth-Moon-Mars           2021-12-31, 19:22:25  252°40'06"
Earth-Moon-Sun            2022-01-02, 17:59:48  282°00'56"
					
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake