by Mitch Battros – Earth Changes Media

Solar activity has been active during the past 48 hours, featuring six M flares as well as eight C flares. All flares were produced by sunspot region 1613, except two C flares released by region 1614.


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The brightest flare had its M6.0 peak near 02:04 UT on November 13th and was accompanied by a Type II radio burst with estimated high-speed of 575 km/s as observed by Culgoora. The M2.0 flare peaking at 23:28 UT on November 12th was also accompanied by a Type II radio burst with estimated high-speed of 645 km/s as registered by Learmonth.


More M-class flares are expected within the next 48 hours,with a chance for an X flare, especially from region 1613. All six M-class flares were associated with CMEs. Data received from LASCO instruments were not able to confirm if the latest CMEs would create a geomagnetic storm.



A shock wave was observed in the ACE solar wind data at 22:16 UT on November 12th, probably due to the arrival of the CMEs from November 9th and 10th. Solar wind speeds jumped from 315 to 372 km/s, while the IMF (interplanetary magnetic field) suddenly increased from 7 to 18 nT (nanotesla = 10-9 Tesla).



Several High-Moderate Quakes Related to Solar Activity


In almost perfect sequence, several moderate to large earthquakes have occurred along the ring-of-fire. This could be a “good” thing. It is well known a series of moderate quakes can release enough pressure to negate a large to mega-quake.


However, this is not always the case. The best scientific analogy (believe it or not) can only be – “We’ll just have to wait and see.”


I would say the most volatile locations for dangerous scenarios would be along the coast of Alaska – which includes the Queen Charlotte fault and the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Another would be the Middle America Trench which runs along Central America.



Related Articles:


– Total Solar Eclipse Nov. 13th – Will Earthquakes Follow


– Uptick in Earthquake Activity also in Solar Activity


– Mag. 7.7 Quake Hits British Columbia Coast Just North of Cascadia Subduction Zone