Magnitude 6.2 is the 8th major quake of May and the 34th of 2017 an incredible 95 less than in the same time period as 2011

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    Yesterdays magnitude 6.2 – 39km S of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea is the 8th major quake of May and the 34th of a record breaking low count so far in 2017, see maps below.

    Major quakes in the same time period 2011: 119 were recorded, of course March 2011 was the month of the mag 9, along the east coast of Japan with many aftershocks.

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    Another big Coronal hole has emerged on the Sun’s south eastern limb, and is now facing Earth.

    Solar wind flowing from this coronal hole reached Earth on May 15-16. Credit: NASA/SDO.

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