Mw 6.3 Vanuatu
updated 27 April 2022

On 9 April 2022 a strong earthquake occurred at Vanuatu at a depth of 10 km. The seismic event occurred at 20:52:37 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.3.

A day earlier Mercury aligned with the Sun and Uranus, which has the potential to cause a seismic increase into the low 6 magnitude range. In addition, the Moon made critical geometry with Mars and Saturn around the same time.

Earth-Mars-Saturn         2022-04-05,  1:45:59  322°06'09"
Sun-Mercury-Uranus        2022-04-08, 13:59:15   44°11'47"

Venus:   Mercury-Earth    2022-04-07, 19:22:13   90°00'00"

Earth:   Moon-Saturn      2022-04-08,  6:26:48  135°00'00"
Earth:   Moon-Mars        2022-04-08, 11:04:47  135°00'00"
					
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake