posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 01:02 PM
I did not read the 7 pages of posts, but I am sure I am not the first to mention that these solar flares are not all that large. A c-class is fairly
common, especially as the sun "wakes up" toward it's solar maximum (11 year cycle).
With that said, I have been toying around with a theory that this solar cycle is a little bit different. To me, geoseismic activity increases during
good solar flares during this solar cycle. Unfortunately this cycle has been VERY slow to start so I have very limited data to play with, but I guess
that would be a good thing if I am actually correct.
Anyway, no flare is gonna take out the electric grid anytime soon unless sunspot 1087 manages to send out a good sized burp in the next few days.
...but in the light of a prediction thread, I will go on a limb and say that since we have two sunspots traversing our side of the sun right now the
likelihood of a good sized earthquake is high. Let's say a magnitude 6.8 or higher before the end of the week (July 18).
I know it is a loose/weak prediction, but my theory is not mature yet so I am just playing around with it.