3/15/2015 — X2.2 solar flare ejection hits Earth — SEEN ON MICROWAVE — Earthquakes increase in size and frequency

This is a big development if you’re into astronomy, solar events, seismology, or meteorology.  There is now a way to “view” an incoming solar flare or CME (coronal mass ejection) when it physically hits Earth.

As expected, approximately 3 days after the X2.2 solar flare, the particles ejected finally reached Earth.  The incoming blast showed up on a system which few know about, and even fewer know that it is UNINTENTIONALLY showing solar flare / Earth interaction.

I accidentally discovered it was showing solar particle events while looking at this for meteorology purposes.  Then I noticed the connection to the solar wind / particle feeds, linking the times of the events together.  Finally, I noticed the earthquakes were occurring in increased frequency as the solar event was showing.



The X2.2 flare occurred on March 11, 2015.  The event occurred on the Earth facing side of the Sun, and sent a moderate CME (coronal mass ejection) causing a “glancing blow” on the Earths ionosphere.

The particles ejected always take approximately 3 days to arrive behind the burst seen real time (in light waves).  The physical particles ejected actually travel much slower than the light we see.

See the solar flare here:

As expected, this blast of incoming particles showed a distortion of the morphed microwave background imagery.   This is an unintended use of the total precipitation view using MIMIC.

The solar particle induced distortion covers the whole of the planet, with excess portions showing at each pole (North and South).

solar flare mimic

Above: Screenshot of the distortion caused by the X2.2 solar flare shows across March 14th into 15th 2015 showing up on the MIMIC microwave background imagery *usually used for viewing precipitation*


Make note of the time of the incoming solar storm which occurred at roughly the same time.


Above: South pole riometer results from the Australian south pole station show dramatic energy interaction in the ionosphere above the pole.



As seen below, the incoming particles showed up at roughly the same time as the blast occurred (seen on MIMIC).

The ACE solar wind measurement satellite data corresponds to the blast arrival, and the ABOVE riometer information from the South Pole shows a dramatic absorbing of energy at roughly the same time.


As expected, the earthquake activity which corresponds to this incoming wave of particles ejected by the Solar flare has began to increase.

Seen below, the past 24 hours of earthquakes shows a marked increase in activity.

Going from just a few 4.0M-5.0M last week, to a flurry of activity over the past 24 hours since the particle blasts arrival.

west pacific 24 hours march 15 2015

Above: Past 24 hours of earthquakes 4.0M and greater in the West Pacific (up to 600pm CDT March 15 2015), shows a noteworthy increase in earthquake activity since the arrival of the wave of particles ejected by the X2.2 solar flare on March 11 – 12 2015.


Update 645pm CDT March 15 2015

About 45 minutes after posting this story to the public, now a 6.0M earthquake has struck NW of this above shown Earthquake swarm location.

Right on schedule, we start to see larger earthquake following the incoming solar event.

indonesia 6.0m earthquake march 15 2015

Magnitude M 6.0
Date time 2015-03-15 23:17:16.0 UTC
Location 0.56 S ; 122.37 E
Depth 10 km
Distances 603 km NE of Makassar, Indonesia / pop: 1,321,717 / local time: 07:17:16.0 2015-03-16
144 km SW of Gorontalo, Indonesia / pop: 144,195 / local time: 07:17:16.0 2015-03-16
64 km NW of Luwuk, Indonesia / pop: 47,778 / local time: 07:17:16.0 2015-03-16


2nd update, 1150pm CDT March 15 2015

ANOTHER 6.0M earthquake (5.9M revised) in the West Pacific.

This one in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea warned in the earthquake forecast from March 12…. warning issued for a 7 day watch on Papua New Guinea to Indonesia.

Now, both areas have been hit.

earthquake papua new guinea march 15 2015


Scientific – Summary


Magnitude / uncertainty 5.9 mwp± 0.1
Location / uncertainty 4.101°S 152.042°E± 7.3 km
Depth / uncertainty 198.9 km± 4.0
Origin Time 2015-03-16 03:00:06.370 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 127
Minimum Distance 16.70 km (0.15°)
Travel Time Residual 0.96 sec
Azimuthal Gap 20°

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