This week, once again, we witnessed just how incredibly lucky we are as a species. An extremely rare Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) THE MOST POWERFUL IN DECADES and travelling faster than 3,000 km/per second which compares to the Carrington Event in 1859 was ejected from our Sun and would easily have taken down all of earth's satellites in space, along with the internet and electricity grid here on Earth. . . However, once again the 'DEATH RAY' missed us!
Last night, a very powerful, shallow (22km deep) magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the Kermadec Islands, it was already the 4th major quake, (mag 6 or higher) to hit the islands so far this year. However, what is so special about this powerful quake is, it was recorded in the middle of a solar storm pounding our magnetosphere. See the map above. . .
Last night's major quake, mag 6 or higher was the 31st to rock our planet in 2023
What has been recorded so far in 2023 is an incredible, astonishing sequence of events which is not just a warning to all of us but, should also leave you with absolutely no doubt, geological events here on earth, such as seismic, volcanic and cyclonic storms are linked to and affected by solar storms and solar activity out there in space, there can be no doubt whatsoever.
We can add to this with the added knowledge, certain animals, mammals and insects are also affected in their efforts to navigate correctly under certain solar events and solar activity is almost certainly behind mass whale and dolphin strandings.
And then there are human beings and their beloved pets—Bill Laughing-Bear, who is part of the team here at The Big Wobble lives in Alaska. Recently, he had to put his dog Cyrus down after his pet had two major seizures. The veterinarian was not able to find anything wrong with Cyrus after all the tests and blood work that he did. Cyrus did not live under stress. He slept inside on the couch, travelled in the car, and had daily walks. The only thing that can explain these seizures is that they both happened during Category 5 Solar Storms.
Bill openly claims, based on the accumulative information from my research, and yours, Gary, there can be only one conclusion: fluctuations in the ionosphere bring about all kinds of havoc with all life on our planet as well as the earth itself. This brings us to the latest major quake, mag 6 or higher here on our planet, coinciding with a solar storm. . .
Yes, indeed, another astonishing geological event happened last night: A very powerful, shallow (22km deep) magnitude 7.0 rocked the Kermadec Islands, it was already the 4th major quake, (mag 6 or higher) to hit the islands so far this year. However, what is so special about this powerful quake is, it was recorded in the middle of a solar storm pounding our magnetosphere. See the map above.
The Coronal Mass Ejection, (CME) struck the earth's magnetic field yesterday. It was so strong it caused beautiful arouras at both poles and almost certainly caused the magnitude 7.0 quake which rocked the Kermadec Islands. The map above shows the date and time of the solar storm but also, the coordinates and time of the massive quake. They are all in cinque.
Space and solar activity along with geological coincidences here on earth have become commonplace in 2023. I like to call the 'Signs and Wonder!' Because they are!
Let me explain—In early March, for the third time in less than a month a major quake, (mag 6 or higher) was recorded in or around an active cyclone. On the 4th of March, a very powerful mag 6.9 rocked (once again!) the Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand, the third major quake in this area in as many days. However, this particular powerful quake occurred smack-bang in the middle of two cyclones Kevin and Judy. . . See the map below:Credit Earthwindmap and USGS.
This unusual pattern has become a regular occurrence in 2023. For instance, the one above was the second time in March, a major quake struck an area during a cyclone. The day before around 19:00 hrs, (UTC) a powerful magnitude 6.5 major quake, (mag 6 or higher) rocked the West coast of the South Pacific island Vanuatu at the same time the island was being pounded by Tropical Cyclone KEVIN-23, see map below.Credit Earthwindmap and USGS.
More signs and wonders: On January 9th this year, a very powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocked Indonesia at precisely 18:47 UTC—Just 3 minutes later at 18:50 our Sun launched a powerful X-Class flare from sunspot AR3182! I have never seen these two powerful events so closely linked together before. Full story.
When space weather meets major seismic activity!
I have been blogging about quakes and spaceweather since 2008 but I have never witnessed this before. . .
That afternoon (Jan 9th 2023), a very powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocked Indonesia at precisely 18:47 UTC—Just 3 minutes later at 18:50 our Sun launched a powerful X-Class flare from sunspot AR3182! I have never seen two powerful events so closely linked together before!—I was flabbergasted. . .
On March 16th and not for the first time recently our planet was in the right place at the right time after yet another coronal mass ejection, (CME) missed us once again. This one, however, was very powerful and if it had been an earthquake would no doubt have been off the Richter scale.
Had this CME hit our planet's defence mechanism, the magnetosphere head-on, well, we would today be sat behind our telephone and computer screens without any power. . . No internet, no power, no electricity, no satellites. . . Nothing. I certainly wouldn't be writing this post!
This very special CME has fired away from Earth and has been clocked at over 3,000km per second which is a 'mega event' and can be compared to the Carrington Event in 1859 which took down the internet of the time, the telegraph system. And the mighty solar flare of 2012 which, once again luckily missed our planet.
I personally have never witnessed a CME of anything near this speed in all my years as a blogger! 3,000km per second is something this head can't comprehend, it is extremely rare and once again (I keep on saying this) we were very lucky, folks, it is a question of when and not if!