Mw 6.1 Kermadec Islands Region
updated 22 March 2022

On 20 March 2022 a strong earthquake occurred in the Kermadec Islands Region at a depth of 60 km. The seismic event occurred at 18:10:45 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.1.

Earth's 90° alignment with Venus and Uranus earlier on the 19th most likely contributed to the strong tremor.

Sun-Mercury-Saturn        2022-03-20, 20:20:41  317°00'32"

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

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