Good Luck Hawkeye! (10 days now since hearing from her, she usually posts every day!)

Still no news from Hawkeye after the catostrophic hurricane, Ian made landfall earlier this week in Hawkeye's vicinity: Hawkeye, if you are able to read this, know you are in our thoughts and prayers not just from me but the readers of TBW too. Take care dear lady!

Monday, 29 January 2018

A mag 6.6 - Southwest of Africa is the eleventh major quake of 2018

USGS
After last weeks record-breaking week along The Pacific Ring Of Fire, we have yet another major quake in the busy month of January.
A mag 6.6 - Southwest of Africa is the 11th major quake of January and of course 2018.
And with Spaceweather.com reporting the sun is leaking solar wind from a peppering of small coronal holes now facing Earth, see pic below, this would imply an impressive 11 from 11 major earthquakes this year have occurred during solar wind and or a coronal hole influencing the Earth's magnetosphere.
It is a Big Wobble project this year to document just how many major quakes occur during a coronal hole facing Earth, so far so good, it's 11 from 11, 100 %.
Todays quake carries on the trend of a busy January for major quakes, however this is the first major quake this month outside the Pacific Ring Of Fire
A number of small coronal holes are merging into a larger hole that is spewing a consolidated stream of solar wind into space, see picture below. Credit: SDO/AIA


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