Large Earthquakes Worldwide as “Solar Tsunami” Strikes

Earthquakes in the past couple of hours seem to confirm that solar activity is clearly linked to seismic activity here on Earth.  I have reported on this link before and will explore it further as time permits, in the next day or two.

Basically, the short version is that, as Earth’s magnetosphere is being buffeted by a solar storm called a “solar tsunami” by NASA,  we have – just in the past few hours or so – experienced several notable earthquakes around the world, including a magnitude 4.8 near Yellowstone in Wyoming and 5.3 in northern Utah (which has mysteriously disappeared, at least temporarily, from the USGS earthquake map – see the screen shot above which was taken just moments before the noted earthquake disappeared from the map*), and a 7.0 in New Guinea.

The New Guinea quake brings the total of magnitude 7+ earthquakes in 2010 to a whopping 15, as of today.

Please stay tuned for updates.


* Update – 5 August 2010:  Apparently the USGS made a mistake when they registered and posted the magnitude 5.3 earthquake showing on their real-time map yesterday evening, which is why it was removed.   I’m in contact with an acquaintance who is a professional geoscientist, and if more information is obtained I will post it here.

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2 Responses to “Large Earthquakes Worldwide as “Solar Tsunami” Strikes”

  1. Stace says:

    Today, a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) originating from the Sun on 7 August has delivered a somewhat unexpected glancing blow to Earth’s magnetosphere. Not surprisingly, we’ve also seen a magnitude ~7.4 earthquake at Vanuatu – bringing the total of 2010 mag 7+ earthquakes to 16. (For more information about the history of large earthquakes since the last solar minimum, see post at

  2. anatias says:

    an expected coronal mass ejection for august 24, perhaps we’ll see more +7.0 earth quakes, and mayhaps super volcano eruptions as a result

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