The following reports from SpaceWeather.com and SolarHam.com indicate that a larger then average CME was unable to escape from the Sun's gravity.
This may be the first real indication of the four pole Sun effect and that it could have been also the cause of the recent FAIL for the Piers Corbyn Earthquake & Volcanic Activity forecast in period 5th - 7th May....more to follow...GR
A strong solar flare reaching M5.7 was detected around Sunspot 1476 and peaked at 04:18 UTC Thursday morning. This event also generated a 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare). Most of the flare events thus far have not produced any large Coronal Mass Ejections. When watching the latest STEREO Ahead COR2 movie, it does not appear that a substantial CME was produced. Continue to monitor the Solar X-Ray Flux for further activity.
Full disk movie showing an M5.7 Solar Flare around Sunspot 1476 during the early hours of May 10, 2012.
Updated below with MUST READ comments from Piers Corbyn
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SpaceWeather.com - Yesterday, May 10th, amateur astronomer David Maidment of Sohar, Oman caught the active region in mid-flare during a strong eruption
The blast, which almost crossed the threshold into X-territory, did not produce a significant coronal mass ejection (CME). "There seemed to be no CME due to the fact that the plasma was captured and dragged back down to the sun," notes Maidment.