A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck Tarapaca, Chile at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles), the quake hit at 10:00:33 UTC Monday 14th May 2012 The epicenter was 56 km (34.7 miles) East of Tarata, Tarapaca, Chile No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time
Note: USGS has this earthquake downgraded to a 5.9 Magnitude. Out of the 116 stations only 29 of them measure this earthquake below 6.o Magnitude, the remaining 87 Stations measure this earthquake 6.0-7.0 Magnitude with the majority surpassing 6.4 Magnitude
A moderate earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck near Kulob, Tajikistan, early on Sunday morning. The earthquake hit 62 miles north northeast of Kulob at a depth of 6.2 miles.
Region TAJIKISTAN Magnitude 5.7 ( Downgraded) Date-Time Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 23:28:43 UTC Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 04:28:43 AM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones Location 38.658°N, 70.414°E Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
Distances 99 km (61 miles) NNE of Kulob (Kulyab), Tajikistan 143 km (88 miles) E of DUSHANBE, Tajikistan 158 km (98 miles) SSE of Suluktu (Sulyukta), Kyrgyzstan 164 km (101 miles) NW of Khorugh, Tajikistan
Filament Eruption & Earth Directed CME May 13, 2012
Filament Eruption & Earth Directed CME ! A magnetic filament which was in an earth facing position has become unstable and lifted off the solar corona. The resulting eruption produced a Full Halo Coronal Mass Ejection headed earths way. Although its too early to tell but it does appear that the CME will impact the earth sometime May 15. Meanwhile Active Region 11476 is starting to show signs of decay in the rear trailer spots but might get its act together to produce some strong flares just before it rotates off the disk in 3-4 days.
Past 24 hours of significant worldwide Earthquake Activity for May 5th 2012.
Magnitude 5.0 - GANSU-QINGHAI BORDER REGION, CHINA Magnitude 5.3 - ASSAM, INDIA Magnitude 5.0 - KURIL ISLANDS Magnitude 5.5 - CYPRUS REGION Magnitude 5.5 - IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION Magnitude 4.7 - OFF WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, N.Z. Magnitude 4.4 - VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION Magnitude 4.9 - SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
AR11476 Crackling with M-Class Flares ! A strong impulsive solar flare peaking to M5.7 by Active Region 11476 at 04:18 UTC May 10th. This event also generated a 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare). This is the 4th M-Class flare in 24 hours from this growing region(now 1050 Millionths). No visible Coronal Mass Ejection(CME) was observed following this eruption.
M1.9 Solar Flare And CME ! Active Region 11471 Produced an M1.9 Flare and a weak Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) followed shortly after. This long duration event induced a 10cm Radio Burst or TenFlare reaching 240 solar flux units. The incoming CME does have and earth bound component but does not appear to be strong enough to cause a geomagnetic storm. ETA late May 10 to early May 11. Active Region 11476 continues to grow in size and magnetic complexity as it rotates further onto the solar disk.
HUGE SUNSPOT COMETH !! A New active Active Region (11476) has rotated the north-eastern limb of the solar corona and is crackling with C-Class and M-Class flares. So far three M-Class flares have been recorded in the last 12 hours. M1.4 at 13:29, M1.3 at 24:04 and an M1.2 at 01:30 this morning.
Three Coronal Mass Ejections (CME's) have been observed May 5th heading towards the earth from the southwest limb, the first CME has a slight Earth-directed component, and is expected to brush the earths magnetic field late May 7th,
Targeting Coronal Hole (CH515). After analysis i have Isolated (1-9°N Latitude) on the solar corona. Strong characteristics of this feature indicate a possible 7 Magnitude earthquake in one of these locations during this watch period: Costa Rica, Panama, Sudan, Ethiopia, Nicobar Islands or Northern Sumatra. Time frame May 9-11
Coronal feature situated (44-49°S Latitude) could produce a possible 5.5-5.8 Magnitude earthquake during May 5-6. Best mapped regions are : Aisen Chile, Auckland Islands New Zealand, Southern East Pacific Rise.
Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO Magnitude 6.3 Date-Time Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 22:43:38 UTC Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 05:43:38 PM at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 14.420°N, 92.969°W Depth 44 km (27.3 miles)
Distances 93 km (57 miles) SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico 163 km (101 miles) WSW of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 189 km (117 miles) WSW of Huehuetenango, Guatemala 861 km (535 miles) SE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico