Mw 6.3 Balleny Islands Region
updated 20 March 2022

On 21 February 2022 a strong earthquake occurred in the Balleny Islands Region at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 23:24:12 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.3.

The earthquake occurred after Venus aligned with Mercury and Saturn (typically fast moving planets against a slow moving outer planet) on the 20th. The tremor was followed a day later by a strong earthquake in Jujuy, Argentina.

Mercury-Sun-Uranus        2022-02-17,  0:01:45   43°38'02"
Venus-Sun-Neptune         2022-02-17, 10:40:08  352°25'42"
Venus-Mercury-Saturn      2022-02-20, 21:52:41  318°46'26"

Moon-Earth-Jupiter        2022-02-17, 16:57:27  340°50'51"
Moon-Earth-Neptune        2022-02-18, 12:55:46  351°43'13"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake