Mw 6.6 Northern Qinghai, China
updated 13 January 2022

On 7 January 2022 a strong earthquake occurred in Northern Qinghai, China at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 17:45:31 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.6.

The earthquake occurred after the Moon lined up with Jupiter early on the 6th. In addition, Venus and Mercury were closely aligned with Saturn and the alignment became exact several hours later. Also, Earth was about to line up with Venus and the Sun. Because of the alignments on 8-9 January, an earthquake warning was issued for 10-13 January.

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"
Venus-Mercury-Saturn      2022-01-08,  0:49:59  312°57'10"
Sun-Venus-Earth           2022-01-09,  0:41:37  108°25'00"

Earth-Moon-Saturn         2022-01-04, 18:17:19  312°01'04"
Earth-Moon-Jupiter        2022-01-06,  2:31:48  331°15'58"
Earth-Moon-Neptune        2022-01-07, 12:14:18  350°29'33"
					
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake