Marching On Together


Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Friday, 13 July 2018

A rare major quake strikes Vanuatu magnitude 6.4 is the 2nd of July and only the 46th of 2018 on course for lowest year total this century

Map USGS
Only the 2nd major quake of July and only the third since a mag 6.1 struck South of the Kermadec Islands on May the 18th has hit the island of Vanuatu.
The mag 6.4-72km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu is the biggest quake to hit the planet since a mag 6.9 - hit Leilani Estates, Hawaii at the beginning of May.
The Vanuatu quake is the 2nd major quake so far this month and only the 46th of 2018, 4 short of the 2017 total at this point and 2017 finished the year on only 111 major quakes, the lowest total this century.
According to Spaceweather.com, the sun has been without spots for 16 straight days.
To find a similar stretch of blank suns, you have to go all the way back to April of 2010 when the sun was emerging from the deepest solar minimum in a century.
However, two weeks without sunspots is not a long time.
At the nadir of that century-class solar minimum in 2008, the sun was blank for 52 consecutive days.
Conclusion: Solar minimum is just beginning and we have a long way to go.
Has this lack of sun activity something to do with the lack of major quakes?

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