For the past few days we have reported that Cyclone "Even" has powered up and we stated this was regarded as a sign of some powerful solar activity taking place. Today there was a report of a CME, and although not reported as being significant and again noted as not facing Earth, we have a M6.3 Earthquake, this time located around California.
We have seen this pattern of events before and no doubt see it again in the future. Note the Proton Flux chart above indicating the timing of the CME falling inside the Piers Corbyn R4 period published at this site on the 10th December, for those wanting to split hairs on the exact timing of events, it is the "build up" of the CME rather then the actual eruption that is the key to this, and also the coronal hole facing Earth not the location of the CME....more to follow
A strong earthquake struck off the southwestern coast of California early Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.
It was a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that rattled at 2:36 a.m. PST Friday. The epicenter was 163 miles south-southwest of Avalon, Calif. The quake occurred at a depth of 7.0 miles...click accuweather.com link for more
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A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is visible in the latest STEREO Ahead imagery this morning and was the result of a prominence eruption near the western limb. The plasma cloud looks to be headed mostly towards the west.