Monday, 21 November 2016

A magnitude 6.4 quake rocks Argentina as massive coronal hole returns to face Earth


Photo Spaceweather.com
A magnitude 6.4 - 10km SSW of Zonda, hit Argentina last night, it came as a massive coronal hole on the Sun returned to face Earth raising concerns of further major quakes to hit in the coming days.

At the end of October, a hole in the sun's atmosphere lashed Earth's magnetic field with solar wind, sparking strong geomagnetic storms and almost a full week of Arctic auroras. It's back. The same "coronal hole" is turning toward Earth again, it has shrunk a little but it still covers a third of our Sun.

Last night’s major quake was the 8th of this November and the 120th of 2016, see below.

The West coast of the US is looking more and more vulnerable as its the only area of the "ring of fire" not to witness a major quake this year and the law of averages would suggest "the big one" has to come sooner or later.