A strong earthquake has hit the Kuril Islands that sit on the border between Russia and Japan in the Pacific Ocean. According to the Russian seismological observatory, the 6.1 magnitude quake struck at about 10:20 p.m. local time, with an epicenter some 270-kilometers east of the islands. No tsunami warnings have been issued, and there are no immediate reports of casualties. The islands which are home to around 19-thousand people lie just north of Japan’s Hokkaido Island, and south of Russia's Sakhalin Island, and has been the source of a territorial dispute between the two countries.
DOUBLE BARREL M-FLARES ! Departing Active Region 11520 has left the earth facing side of the disk with a bang producing two M-Class flares today. M6.7 at 05:41 and M7.7 at 05:58 UTC. Type II and Type IV Sweep Frequency Events resulted and a 10cm Radio Burtst (TenFlare). Large coronal mass ejection(CME) is now in progress but is not earth directed.
5.9 EARTHQUAKE - FIJI REGION July 18, 2012
Dim lights A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck the FIJI REGION at a depth of 534.1 km (331.9 miles), the quake hit at 08:09:46 UTC Wednesday 18th July 2012 The epicenter was 27 km (16 miles) ESE of Ndoi Island, Fiji No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time
M1.7 SOLAR FLARE AND HUGE CME ! A long duration M1.7 solar flare from departing Active Region 11520 yesterday was followed up with a huge coronal mass ejection (CME). Analysis indicates that this blast will not affect the earth, associated with this event is a S2 Level Radiation Storm
X1.4 Class Solar Flare + CME / Solar Watch July 13, 2012
MAJOR X-1.4 SOLAR FLARE AND EARTH DIRECTED CME ! Active Region 11520 unleashed a Major X1.4 at 16:47 UTC July 12th. Associated with this blast was a Strong R3 Radio Blackout/Fade out over central America. As this active region was earth-facing a very strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is now Earth-Bound with impact projected late July 14 to Early July 15th where strong Geomagnetic storms will be possible.