MAJOR X-1.4 SOLAR FLARE AND EARTH DIRECTED CME ! Active Region 11520 just unleashed a major and long duration eruption reaching X1.4 at 16:52 UTC Today. Associated with this blast was a Strong R3 Radio Blackout over central America. A Coronal Mass Ejection(CME) watch is now in affect as this eruption was in an earth-facing position. will update shortly
5.8 EARTHQUAKE - HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN July 12, 2012
Strong but luckily deep earthquake in Afghanistan At the current reported depth, we do not think that this earthquake will be damaging. This earthquake has been felt in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, etc. All the reporting and to be trusted seismological agencies are reporting depths of +150 km. The risk on landslides will however be present in this high mountain area. Closest city to the epicenter : Fayzabad, Afghanistan.
FAREWELL M6.9 SOLAR FLARE FROM SUNSPOT 1515 ! Monster Sunspot 1515 left with a bang by producing an M6.9 solar flare at 16:32 UTC today and will rotate off the disk in the next 12 hours. A Huge Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) billowed out into space shortly after but is not earthbound or directed.
A strong earthquake struck Kuril Islands with 6 magnitude at a depth of 23.2 km this Sun, 08 Jul 2012 11:33:03 +0000. This can be destructive in areas up to about 160 kilometres (99 mi) across in populated areas.
X-FLARE !!! Monster Sunspot 1515 just unleashed a Major X1.1 Solar Flare at 23:08 UTC July 6th. After a constant barrage of M-Class solar flares this huge active region finally produced an X-Class event. Associated with this blast is a 10cm Radio Burst,Type IV Sweep Frequency Event and a proton event is now in progress