Mw 6.2 South of Kermdec Islands
updated 13 January 2022

On 10 January 2022 a strong earthquake occurred South of Kermdec Islands at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 00:06:32 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.2.

The earthquake was the first in a series of strong earthquakes, the strongest of which occurred a day later due to critical planetary geometry in combination with a high lunar peak. The most significant planetary geometry occurred on 8-9 January when Venus aligned with Mercury and Saturn and also with Earth and the Sun.

Venus-Mercury-Saturn      2022-01-08,  0:49:59  312°57'10"
Sun-Venus-Earth           2022-01-09,  0:41:37  108°25'00"
Sun-Mercury-Uranus        2022-01-10, 10:46:22   43°13'00"

Earth-Moon-Jupiter        2022-01-06,  2:31:48  331°15'58"
Earth-Moon-Neptune        2022-01-07, 12:14:18  350°29'33"
Earth-Moon-Uranus         2022-01-11, 11:48:03   40°32'09"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake