Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 3:44 AM EST
Those of you who follow the Solar Climate Change information would have noticed that yesterday I posted news of the late Red Warning R5 period (19th-20th December), as the expected solar activity looked to have happened after the forecast. According to SpaceWeather.com there were multiple blast sites on the farside of the Sun during late Thursday and early Friday, there is news today of a M6.8 Earthquake that may have been accociated with thes recent multiple CME's.........See original forecast posted at this site on the 15th December - Second December R5 period "before the end of the world"!
Strong 6.8 quake strikes off Vanuatu: USGS - hindustantimes.com
A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but no immediate tsunami warning was issued.
The quake struck at a depth of more than 200 kilometres (124 miles) at around 9.30am (2230 GMT Friday) some 130 kilometres north of Santo, USGS said.
"It's quite deep ... so there's no tsunami," said David Jepsen, a seismologist with Geoscience Australia which measured the quake at 6.6 magnitude.
"I think it's well away from (the capital) Port Vila... but it's closer to some of the islands further to the northwest, but they would have had some moderate shaking really," he told AFP....click hindustantimes.com for more