Mw 6.7 Near Coast of Nicaragua
updated 27 April 2022

On 21 April 2022 a strong earthquake occurred near the coast of Nicaragua at a depth of 24 km. The seismic event occurred at 07:42:54 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude (Mw) 6.7.

The strong earthquake was triggered primarily by the Mercury-Sun-Mars alignment early on the 20th, followed by a lunar peak later on the day. See the SSGI-graph below. A similar seismic event also occurred after a Mercury-Sun-Mars alignment on 13 January. However, strong seismic activity is not guaranteed to happen after this particular (or any other critical) alignment. It also very much depends on the amount of built-up stress and whether or not a particular fault section can be invited to rupture by the incoming EM-waves from specific planetary and/or lunar geometry.

Earth-Mercury-Uranus      2022-04-18,  4:46:55   43°30'53"
Mercury-Sun-Mars          2022-04-20,  9:34:46  297°15'15"
SSGI chart
SSGI depiction of planetary (PG) and lunar (LG) geometry

atmospheric electricity
atmospheric electricity before and during the earthquake