GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A strong-to-severe geomagnetic storm is in progress (Level 8 Class M) following the impact of a coronal mass ejection (CME) at approximately 12:15 UT on Sept. 26th. The Goddard Space Weather Lab reports a “strong compression of Earth’s magnetosphere. Simulations indicate that solar wind plasma [has penetrated] close to geosynchronous orbit starting at 13:00UT.” Geosynchronous satellites could therefore be directly exposed to solar wind plasma and magnetic fields. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for Northern and Southern Lights after nightfall.
2 Earthquakes (3.6 and 4.0) hit central California in the span of a few hours early this morning striking within 5 miles NNW of Pinnacles, California. No damage was reported.
Our predicted date range for this earthquake event ends tomorrow.
On March 13th (find in the Predictions tab above or via this link) we predicted an earthquake between 5-8 magnitude at 25 degrees North in the land of New Navarra to occur between the time of March 20th and April 10th. While the date range was accurate we missed the location by 5 degrees.
There was a significant 6.5 magnitude earthquake that did occur during our predicted range on April 7th at 17 degrees North in the area near Veracruz, Mexico. While we were off by 5 degrees, this did strike in the general vicinity of our prediction and we believe this event fulfilled the prediction.
Fortunately, because the earthquake was deep, there was a small amount of damage and no loss of life. This event was eclipsed by the unfortunate 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Japan which happened 1 hour later.
- USGS reports magnitude 6.5 quake in Mexico (marketwatch.com)
- Mexico Earthquake 2011: Magnitude 6.5 Temblor Felt In Mexico City (huffingtonpost.com)