Mw 6.8 South of Fiji Islands
updated 20 March 2022

On 16 February 2022 a strong earthquake occurred South of Fiji Islands at a depth of 520 km. The seismic event occurred at 20:21:06 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.8. On the 15th a warning was issued that three planetary alignments on the 16th and 17th in combination with a Full Moon could cause larger seismic activity, potentially reaching magnitude 7. The earthquake occurred when the Earth-Venus-Mars alignment was exact and Venus was almost aligned with the Sun and Neptune. See also the Telegram post below.

It was the second strong earthquake after a Mw 6.2 tremor occurred earlier on the day in Guatemala.

Venus-Sun-Jupiter         2022-02-11, 10:21:15  342°40'17"
Earth-Venus-Mars          2022-02-16, 13:22:14  286°33'11"
Mercury-Sun-Uranus        2022-02-17,  0:01:45   43°38'02"
Venus-Sun-Neptune         2022-02-17, 10:40:08  352°25'42"

Moon-Earth-Mars           2022-02-13,  3:42:48  284°02'42"
Moon-Earth-Venus          2022-02-13,  5:06:59  284°44'50"
Moon-Earth-Mercury        2022-02-14,  9:48:36  299°14'47" (minimal effect)
Moon-Earth-Saturn         2022-02-15, 20:05:17  316°57'43"
Moon-Earth-Sun            2022-02-16, 16:22:55  327°40'06"
					
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake