Mw 6.5 Kermadec Islands Region
updated 29 January 2022

On 29 January 2022 a strong earthquake occurred at Kermadec Islands Region at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 02:46:39 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.5.

Major seismic activity was anticipated as a worst-case-scenario due to a very strong quadruple alignment (all four alignments within one-and-a-half-hour) with Mercury, Venus, the Sun and Saturn. Most critical were considered the days following the alignment (25-28 January).

In addition, a convergence of critical planetary geometry occurred with Venus on the 27th.

Venus-Sun-Saturn          2022-01-25, 14:29:48  315°19'36"
Mercury-Sun-Saturn        2022-01-25, 14:59:58  315°19'38"
Sun-Mercury-Venus         2022-01-25, 15:12:39  135°22'30"
Venus-Mercury-Saturn      2022-01-25, 15:48:39  315°20'03"

Moon-Earth-Uranus         2022-01-25, 22:17:19   40°32'14"
Earth-Moon-Mars           2022-01-29, 14:28:21  273°23'15"

Mars:    Venus-Uranus     2022-01-27,  7:04:06   45°00'00"
Mercury: Venus-Uranus     2022-01-27, 10:18:31   90°00'00"
Jupiter: Venus-Saturn     2022-01-27, 12:46:31  135°00'00"
Venus:   Mars-Saturn      2022-01-27, 19:43:50   45°00'00"
					
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake