Sun Spot Activity & Earthquakes
April 6, 2010
A sharp gust of solar wind hit Earth’s magnetosphere on April 5th and sparked the strongest geomagnetic storm of the year (Kindex=7). That’s significant because? We have passed through the QUIET part of the suns eleven year cycle and we’re not overdue for the HOT action. Poor Al Gore has had to suffer through the lack of sun action which has caused the earth’s cooling and harsh winter.
But, never fear, Sun spot #1061 has just been spotted (no pun intended)!
Seriously, just as #1060 came on board, up pops #1061 and the new sunspot is rapidly growing, more than quadrupling in size during the past 24 hours. Who knows what this fella might do; however, time will tell. We’re over due for an M or X class coronal mass ejection (CME), but I’m in no hurry. Even old 1059 could have been the blame for the rash of recent earthquakes.
Speaking of which!
The big news at the start of this week was the California Baja mover and shaker that could be felt as far north as Los Angeles. This earthquake was not on the San Andreas fault; however, one is a coming. What’s really big news is that there have been over FIVE HUNDRED after-shocks of 2.5 or better since the 7.2 biggie hit 16 miles SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico.
Five Hundred plus!
And then today (Tuesday) Indonesia heats up with some action. A 5.1 at the Molucca Sea on Monday seems to have been are harbinger to the 7.7 in Northern Sumatra which has been followed up with a 5.1 a half hour later. It seems that we’re just getting practice for the web bot linguistic prediction of SIX more 8.0 HAMMERS to come down before 2010 passing from sight and one of those is said to disperse tens of millions of people.
So, stay tuned, we’re just getting started (and 12.21.2012 is still two and a half years out).