Mw 6.3 South of Fiji Islands
updated 20 March 2022

On 19 March 2022 a strong earthquake occurred South of Fiji Islands at a depth of 20 km. The seismic event occurred at 21:24:21 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.3.

Due to critical lunar geometry on the 17th (peaking index 18) larger seismic activity was anticipated, potentially reaching higher 6 magnitude in the following two days. Earth's 90° alignment with Venus and Uranus earlier on the 19th may have contributed to the strong tremor. See also the Telegram pot below.

Earth:   Venus-Uranus     2022-03-19, 11:18:06   90°

Moon-Earth-Mercury        2022-03-17,  1:26:35  341°08'07" (minimal effect)
Moon-Earth-Jupiter        2022-03-17, 13:07:28  347°33'47"
Moon-Earth-Neptune        2022-03-17, 22:27:03  352°44'33"
Moon-Earth-Sun            2022-03-18,  6:40:34  357°20'37"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake