Mw 6.0 Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia
updated 27 January 2022

On 22 January 2022 a strong earthquake occurred in Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia at a depth of 40 km. The seismic event occurred at 02:26:15 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.0.

The earthquake occurred as a result of lunar geometry involving the gas-giants, in particular on the 19th and 20th, which already caused a strong earthquake a day earlier. It was the first of two strong earthquakes within three hours.

Moon-Earth-Saturn         2022-01-19,  6:48:29  313°40'36"
Moon-Earth-Jupiter        2022-01-20, 22:29:52  334°24'58"
Moon-Earth-Neptune        2022-01-22,  5:15:03  350°50'48"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake