At the end of my previous post on April 4, 2009, I mentioned that the Mars Saturn opposition created conditions that may bring a major earthquake. Since my post, a major quake rocked Italy at 6.3 magnitude earlier today causing considerable destruction and some loss of life. It was one of three major quakes that were registered by the U. S. Geological Survey site since my post. There were two others so far, one in the Philippines at 6.3 and one in Kyushu, Japan, at 6.0 magnitude. There may be more earthquake activity tonight at around 11PM EST as the Moon passes over Saturn and re-stimulates the energy of the opposition, but the climate is not as potent as during the actual opposition.