Astronomical Earthgrid Spacetime Mapping of the
Great Tohoku Japan March 11, 2011 9.0 Earthquake and Tsunami

Nick Anthony Fiorenza


"The 11 March 2011, magnitude 9.0 Honshu, Japan earthquake generated a tsunami observed over the Pacific region and caused tremendous local devastation. This is the fourth largest earthquake in the world and the largest in Japan since instrumental recordings began in 1900. This is the deadliest tsunami since the 2004 magnitude 9.1 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami caused nearly 230,000 deaths and $10 billion in damage. This is the most devastating earthquake to occur in Japan since the 1995 Kobe earthquake caused over 5,500 deaths and the deadliest tsunami since the 1993 Hokkaido earthquake generated a tsunami which was responsible for over 200 deaths…" (Quote from NOAA) (See also Wiki Info.)

Map of the Great Tohoku Japan March 11, 2011 Earthquake

Earthquakes greater than 7.0 occuring in March and in the area of the Great Tohoku Earthquake.

This series of earthquakes began with the 7.3 precursor earthquake on March 9 (2011-03-09 02:45:20 (UTC). There were not any earthquakes greater than 6.0 for the 30 days preceding this quake. Thus, this is the first quake to map to identify significant planetary alignments to watch over the days ahead. In this case, I am looking at this event in hindsight, but this would be the course of action if we were monitoring and mapping seismicity as a full time effort (and with appropriate earthgrid mapping software, which of course has not been developed).

Map of earthquakes greater than 6.0 occurring in the area in March 2011.

There were three earthquakes above 6.0 occuring after the 7.3 quake and before the 9.0 quake (two 6.0 quakes and one 6.5 quake. The course of action here would have been to map these quakes as well to see if planetary alignments were building or subsiding, which would be a good indicator whether to expect stronger potential seismicity or not, and whether to issue a sever earthquake warning for the area.

The other quakes shown in the adjacent map are (aftershocks) greater than 6.0 occuring after the 9.0 quake, through March 30.

USGS data

Magnitude: 7.3
Time: 2011-03-09 02:45:20 (UTC)
Location: 38.435°N 142.842°E
Depth: 32.0 km

Magnitude: 9.0
Time: 2011-03-11 05:46:24 (UTC)
Location: 38.297°N 142.373°E
Depth: 29.0 km

First Order Non-Locational Considerations

  • There are several primary coinciding conditions occurring in this lunar cycle set in motion on the New Moon on March 4, 2011 and build through the Full moon of March 19.
  • Lunar Orbit-Galactic Equatorial alignment
    The Lunar Nodes align with the Galactic Equatorial Nodes of Earth's 25,000-year Precessional Cross), an 18.6-year occurrence—an extremely significant occurrence indicative of events of a global proportion capable of inciting evolutionary change. This resonance builds over a few week period with an orb of a fraction of a degree and which culminates as the lunar nodal axis aligns with the galactic equatorial axis on the Full Moon of March 19.
  • Lunar Orbit-Galactic Equatorial alignment
    Uranus nests on the Vernal Point (5° sidereal Pisces) of Earth's Precessional Cross square to the lunar nodes-galactic equatorial alignment. This is another rare and extremely potent planetary configuration and is a longer term resonance (slower moving out planet).
  • The Sun squares the Lunar Nodes. This configuration (occuring about twice a year) produces an unstable resonance for about ±7 days surrounding the aspect (due to the Sun's 1°/day orb). This is compounded by the Sun conjoining Uranus on the Vernal Point of Earth's Precessional Cross, also culminating on the Full Moon. This direct Earth core alignment with the vernal point is of course the March equinox.
  • There is an exact lunar perigee Full Moon. Lunar perigee occurs on Mar 19 19:10 at 356577 km. The Full Moon occurs at 18:10:03, within one hour of perigee. Such a close Full Moon-perigee is rare and also extremely significant when considering the potential of seismic activity. This is also the closest lunar perigee occuring in 2011.
  • 2011 Lunar Perigee
    The lunar perigee equinox Full Moon occurs at the time of the mid-point of the 370-day Earth-Uranus synodic cycle, which began on September 21, 2010. Thus we have a Uranus-Sun-Earth-Moon alignment square to the Lunar Nodes (a Grand Square configuration), reinforcing Earth's Precessional Cross, creating a relatively large catalyst for strong lunar and geophysical resonances along with abrupt events (the latter due to Uranus).
  • All of these conditions together create an intensifying crescendo leading into the Full Moon. This results in an exceptionally strong, sustained, and very unstable resonance conducive for unexpected and extreme events. These conditions alone, without considering any lactational mapping, warrant special attention to potential seismicity occuring globally throughout this period.
  • There are also several conditions that indicate potential for water-related events: There is an inconjunct aspect between the Ceres-Neptune conjunction and Uranus (trine the Lunar Nodes), and to the Sun-Uranus Full Moon lunar perigee configuration. Ceres is almost always in play when there is significant seismicity. It's synthesis with Neptune's planetary resonance indicates water-related ecological and geophysical disturbances, those that can wash things away. In addition, all of these planets lie in the aquatic part of the heavens, also conducive of water-related events. The Moon also conjoins the Pleiades (near the lunar exalted ecliptical location), which imparts a tempestuous quality.

The March 9, 7.3 & March 11, 9.0 Earthquakes

Lunar Orbit-Galactic Equatorial alignment

The March 9, 7.3 earthquake occurred 2 hours 43 minutes after the Crescent Moon (with the Moon slightly past 1° from its Crescent location). This is the first earthquake of significance in the area during this time period, certainly warranting further monitoring and mapping for this area. It indeed proved to be the 9.0 quake's precursor.

The March 11, 9.0 earthquake occurred in the crescendo of the Earth-Juno synod (~4 hours before) and also in the crescendo of a forming First Quarter Moon T-square with the Sun-Earth-Juno alignment, also aspecting Eris, which occurred on March 12. Unlike Ceres, I have not found Juno, by itself, to be a significant catalyst involved in seismic events, however, the forming lunar T-square configuration does contribute to additional strong resonant conditions in this case. Juno does however indicate a potential of human interactions involved. Eris, on the other hand, is often prominent in seismic events of significance.

Lunar Orbit-Galactic Equatorial alignment

Saturn and Eris are also significant here, although in somewhat of a wide orb to their opposition, the ASC-DSC angle (between that of Saturn and Eris) pulls in this resonance. In addition, Jupiter and Saturn are in their heliocentric opposition (just 1° past exact). This is the mid-point of the 20-year Jupiter-Saturn synodic cycle that began on June 22, 2000, which also marked the peak of Solar Cycle #23. Heliocentric planetary alignments (not shown here) are actually one of the first things to look for to identify significant times to further explore geocentric alignments.

It is also worth to note that Ceres, at the time of the 9.0 quake, is just 5° above the horizon plane (helically setting). This is not something seen in an astrological chart, which shows the ecliptical distance in longitude from Ceres to the DSC. You must know the altitude of the planet in question or look at an astronomy chart to see additional conditions such as this.

Aspects and triggers for these events are extensive. Due to time limitations I will forego expounding on them in this article.

Reference and related Articles

April 3, 2011 Lunar Cycle Japan Seismic Warning (April 7, 2011 Japan Crescent Moon 7.1 Earthquake)
In this article I predicted the potential of another Earthquake near the location of the March 11 9.0 earthquake due to another set of significant alignments occurring on the New Moon of April 3. Although not as severe, a 7.1 earthquake did occur at this location 4 days after the New Moon (considered an aftershock of the 9.0 by geologists).

Six Minute Audio: USGS geophysicists and Bill Ellsworth and Eric Geist talk to CoreCast host Kara Capelli about the quake and subsequent tsunami.

NOAA Animation of the Tsunami.

Research Center for Prediction of Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions: Tohoku 9.0 Earthquake and its realtion to the March 9, 7.3 Earthquake

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