- Yet another major quake strikes our planet, a massive mag 6.7 hits East Timor
- Unprecedented massive coronal hole opened up on our Sun in September and still going strong
- Probably the cause of around 32 major quakes since September
- Rotating around with the sun, strobing Earth like a lighthouse every ~27 days.
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Yet another major quake, a magnitude 6.7 - 278km ENE of Dili, East Timor is the 7th major quake to strike the Earth in the last 4 days, and incredibly the 10th in this area this month as well as including the massive mag 8.0 in Papua New Guinea on the 17th and the mag 7.8 on the 8th, the area is suffering hundreds of aftershocks too.
We could be in for more major quake activity as an enormous coronal hole on the Sun is still facing Earth directly. This morning’s strike is the 15th major quake of December and the 143nd of 2016.
This current coronal hole is something special, apart from its size, it is enormous, it is a region in the sun's atmosphere where the magnetic field opens up and allows solar wind to escape which when facing the Earth this wind hits our magnetosphere at tremendous speed, " We've actually seen this coronal hole before, probably three times before starting in September. It is rotating around with the sun, strobing Earth like a lighthouse every ~27 days. The last two times we experienced its solar wind (Oct. 25-28 and Nov. 23-26)
In September this current coronal hole faced the Earth for the first time resulting 8 major quakes in 8 days, later in Oct it reappeared causing another 8 major quakes, then again in Nov with another 9 major quakes with 4 major quakes in one day, in December it is a similar story with 7 major quakes hitting our planet in the last 4 days and with the massive coronal hole still facing the Earth we will be on for more!