A large earthquake has rocked New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday night but no damage has been reported. The long, rumbling 6.5-magnitude quake struck around 2035 AEST, 60km southwest of Opunake in Taranaki at depth of 257km, GNS Science said. A Fire Service central communications spokesman told AAP there were a number of calls but no reports of damage. The quake was felt hundreds of kilometres away in Christchurch.
MONSTER SUNSPOT & EARTH-DIRECTED CMES ! Active Region 11515 continues its barrage by produced two more M Class Flares. A strong M3.8 at 20:07 UTC and M2.0 at 23:56 UTC yesterday. At least two coronal mass ejections (CME's) have been observed following these eruptions, and are likely to be headed earths way as this sunspot erupted in an earth facing position. Impacts are expected late July 4 into July 5 where strong Geomagnetic Storms may result.
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake has struck the SOLOMON ISLANDS at a depth of 92.3 km (57.4 miles), the quake hit at 03:49:34 UTC Tuesday 3rd July 2012 The epicenter was 162 km (100 miles) ESE from Kira Kira, Solomon Islands No Tsunami Warning Issued - No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time
1200 km SW Casablanca (pop 3,144,909 ; local time 22:42:38.9 2012-07-02) 198 km SW San cristóbal de la laguna (pop 139,928 ; local time 23:42:38.9 2012-07-02) 108 km S Los llanos de aridane (pop 19,635 ; local time 23:42:38.9 2012-07-02) 92 km S Fuencaliente de la palma (pop 1,894 ; local time 23:42:38.9 2012-07-02)
M5.6 Solar Flare & EARTH DIRECTED CME - July 2, 2012
M5.6 SOLAR FLARE & EARTH-DIRECTED CME ! Monster Active Region 11515 unleashed a strong M5.6 Solar Flare this morning at 10:52 UTC. An earth directed Coronal mass ejection(CME) was also observed from this eruption. Associated with this event was a 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare).
Targeting the leading edge of Coronal Hole (CH521) on the solar corona that is situated at (16-21°N latitude), this feature may be indicative of a possible (7.2-7.5 Magnitude) earthquake in one of these listed locations during this watch period:
Mariana Islands, Mexico, Babuyan Islands, Luzon Philippines or possible volcanic activation in the Islands of Hawaii (Kilauea) Time Frame suggests July 3-5.
Targeting the leading edge of Coronal Hole(CH521) which may represent a potential (6.2 Magnitude) earthquake July 2-3. Deep characteristics with symmetry to the earth indicate an area to (5-9°N) Latitude would be most at risk. Possible locations that may be in line for this earthquake are:
Panama, Costa Rica, Northern Colombia, Mindanao/Moro Gulf Philippines or further possible volcano activity (Nevado del Ruiz) Colombia. Time Frame July 2-3.
6.3 EARTHQUAKE - NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA June 29, 2012
Dim lights A magnitude 6.3 quake struck Western China early on Saturday, close to the Kazakhstan border, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, which struck at 5:07 a.m. on Saturday (2107 GMT on Friday), and was centered 94 miles (151 km) southwest of the town of Shihezi in Xinjiang province. The USGS said the quake was very shallow, only 6.1 miles (9.8 km) below the Earth's surface. A 6.3 quake is capable of causing severe damage. It was not immediately known if there were any injuries or damage.
M2.2 SOLAR FLARE & EARTH-FACING CORONAL HOLE ! Another Impulsive M-Flare from AR 11513 was unleashed at 09:22 UTC yesterday peaking to M 2.2, the resulting blast may have produced a coronal mass ejection (CME) with an earth directed component and could brush the earth's magnetic-field some time during July 3rd. Large Coronal Hole CH521 will be earth facing shortly, a high speed solar wind stream from this Coronal Hole should arrive sometime July 2nd.