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).