Mw 7.3 Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
updated 20 March 2022

On 16 March 2022 a major earthquake occurred near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan at a depth of 49 km. The seismic event occurred at 14:36:32 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 7.3. It was preceded by a Mw 6.4 tremor 2 minutes earlier.

A major earthquake warning was issued on the 11th, primarily due to the Venus-Mercury-Neptune alignment, which is known to precede major earthquakes (high 7 to 8 magnitude). The Earth-Sun-Neptune alignment on the 13th played an additional role. In addition, there was a convergence of critical planetary geometry involving Mercury and Venus with outer planets from the 13th to the 15th. On the 14th a warning was issued for possible larger seismic activity due to the Moon's alignment with Mars in particular. See also the Telegram posts below.

Venus-Mercury-Jupiter     2022-03-09, 21:03:51  349°53'46"
Venus-Mercury-Neptune     2022-03-11, 12:17:24  353°20'57"
Earth-Sun-Neptune         2022-03-13, 11:45:02  352°34'26"

Mercury: Venus-Mars       2022-03-13,  5:08:46   90°
Mercury: Venus-Uranus     2022-03-14, 15:02:21  135°
Mercury: Venus-Saturn     2022-03-15, 17:45:39  135°

Moon-Earth-Mars           2022-03-14,  6:35:54  305°41'33"
Moon-Earth-Venus          2022-03-14,  9:17:10  307°04'30"
Moon-Earth-Saturn         2022-03-15, 10:16:46  320°05'38"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of critical planetary geometry totals

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake