Brace For Big Earthquakes As The Sun Fires Up Again

A man pointing to Portugal on a map of the Earth.

Track the earthquakes over the next few weeks as the Sun fires up some CMEs.

When the Sun fires off huge coronal mass ejections (CMEs), earthquake records show that an increase in earthquakes occur at the same time all over the world.

This connection between solar storms and earthquakes may result in some doozies over the next few weeks because the Sun is firing up again.

Big Sunspots

Most CMEs reach the Earth in one to three days after they have ejected from the Sun’s surface. A powerful CME pointed toward Earth moving over 600 miles per second can disturb the upper atmosphere enough to disrupt radio signals and affect electronic systems in satellites both in space and on the ground.

A picture of a solar flare, or CME, exploding off the surface of the Sun.

NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of M-class flares, and a 20% chance of X-flares on November 10th.

Between November 5-8, 2013, a big sunspot (tagged AR1890) erupted off the surface of the Sun and produced an intense X3-class solar flare. AR1890 has calmed down a bit, but scientists believe this could be the calm before the storm.

The expanding Jupiter-sized sunspot has a “beta-gamma-delta” magnetic field that harbors energy for future strong flares. NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of M-class flares, and a 20% chance of X-flares on November 10th.

Big Quakes

No one can predict when large earthquakes will occur – or where – but keep an eye on the Sun (not literally), and monitor the M-class and X-flares this month. And keep your feet firmly on the ground.


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About Janet

Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has expressed a deep love and respect for the Earth since she was a very young child. She earned academic degrees in International Geography and Environmental Science. After 20 years of research, Dr. Hull uncovered evidence supporting her theory that the Earth’s geographic poles shift at the axis, causing dramatic climate change. Today, she is one of the world’s leading environmental experts promoting public environmental awareness. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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