Four major quakes have hit New Caledonia in the South Pacific in the last 24 hours, yesterday a magnitude 6.8 quake struck 137km E of Tadine, this morning three more major quakes struck the same area, small tsunamis have been observed.
The question now is, are these major quakes after-shocks or fore-shocks of something bigger to come?
It is the first time this year four major quakes have occurred in just over 24 hours and the first time four major quakes have hit the same area in such a short time since 2011 when the mag 9. which hit Honshu Japan causing the Fukushima disaster.
Once again the major quakes came as a large Coronal hole opened up on the Sun while facing the Earth and significantly before the Solar wind hit the Earths magnetosphere which is expected to tomorrow.
Today’s quakes take the total of major quakes in November to 3 and the yearly total to 88.
As a large Coronal Hole opened up in the southern part of the Sun’s atmosphere facing Earth yesterday a major quake was on the cards, which was predicted here.
The solar wind being ejected from the hole on the Sun should reach Earth some time on the 2nd of November.
Solar wind flowing from this southern coronal hole should reach Earth on Nov. 2nd, possibly causing magnetic unrest around the poles. Credit: NASA/SDO.
Polar auroras and magnetic unrest are likely when the gaseous material arrives and we could witness major quakes up to the arrival of the solar wind on the 2nd of Nov.