As readers know, we are constantly monitoring convergences of activities that could spell increased risk of solar flares and seismic activity. Yesterday (November 11th) elements began to convergence that creates the need for us to issue this heads up.
First, increased seismic activity is definitely happening. Particularly in Guatemala and Myanmar, where there is both increases in frequency and severity.
In Myanmar, these events have neared the 7.0 magnitude range and the frequency of quakes above 5.0 is significant.
These events are also combining with the significant and surprising solar events. We have had a rapid development of sunspots in the southern hemisphere of the sun, a filament lift-off that has produced an earth directed CME, a coronal hole that is streaming directly at the earth, and soon the rotation of a rather large magnetically complex system just now rotating into view on the western limb. These are illustrated here:
Therefore, given the facts all converging over the next two or three days, we feel it is important to pay attention. The concern is always a significant quake with resulting tsunamis. We are not predicting a location, only the likelihood of such an event is definitely increased. It does appear, given the recent seismic activity that this event will be on the Pacific Rim, but that might not be the case and we could see some Atlantic event along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge or La Palma in the Canary Islands. However, other than one significant quake along the Midi-Atlantic Ridge last week, seismic activity in the Atlantic region has been low.
There are some significant planetary alignments over the next few days that could also enhance the possibilities of a significant quake (+7.0 or greater). As always, no need to panic, just be vigilant. More info will be posted if warranted.