Earthquakes and Solar Flares? There is a correlation.
The solar activity over the past several days has been “active” to say the least. Multiple flares, and CME’s occurring, directed towards Earth, have began to intersect our planet as of last night.
Beginning with the M-class (M5) flare 4 days ago, followed by the X-class (X1.6) on September 10th, and THREE subsequent M-class events on the 11th (seen on the chart below)…. the concurrent waves of energy will make for rough sailing the next few days.
This flurry of solar activity leads me to make a new Earthquake update, rather cursory…. nevertheless…. larger earthquakes are something we need to be on the watch for following these massive incoming solar blasts.
Here are the most recent larger earthquakes plotted on the globe. Showing the last 48 hours of activity, 5.0 magnitude and greater, in the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Also these screenshots show the United States activity, 2.5M and greater.
In the above diagram, the lower right screenshot shows all the USGS earthquakes over the past 7 days, 4.0M+ globally. Clearly several areas are showing above normal activity already, not counting this incoming solar flare.
One of the last “Solar Shockwaves” that was fully directed towards Earth just so happened to occur a few days before the Japan Mega-Earthquake of 2011.
See that blast here:
This new incoming solar blast is almost a repeat of the above seen 2011 X-class flare which happened the 2 days before the Japan mega-earthquake.
Lets hope that was just “coincidence”.
Regardless of chance, be ready just in case.
Watch the prone area near British Columbia / Vancouver Island. Also, watch Central Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan (to South Japan), and Kamchatka Russia for possible large scale movement in the next 3 days. Several areas will most likely show heavy movement, not just one.
Southern California near Salton Sea is an area already moving, possible swarm activity may begin to occur, with larger activity South in Baja.
I’d expect a noticeable increase in activity to occur along the edge of the North American Craton (in the 4.0M+ range) over the next 2 days.
Europe… watch North Italy!!!
How do we know where the solar blast hits? One way which I’ve found (quite by accident I might add), is to watch the MIMIC TPW microwave background imagery.
When the blast arrives, the side of the Earth which is facing the Sun upon arrival seen a large distortion appear on this feed:
Here is an example of blast arrival on November 14, 2013, and Earthquake swarm which occurred at the Southern tip of the arrival blast point near Antarctica: