Tsunami earthquake: 26 December 2004
The Indonesian tsunami earthquake of 26 December 2004 (00:58:53, UT 3.308 N, 95.874 E, magnitude 9.3) is a classic example of how indirect traction applies to an affected area. The diagram (Figure 7) shows the significant positions of the astronomical bodies. The arrows indicate the direct position of the planets, and the tangent lines show the lines of indirect traction, where the planets are rising or setting.
There was an unusual combination of effects at that time:
© Frank Glasby