Originally posted by PuterMan
Let's just get the facts straight for a minute. Yes the OP called it and I am not knocking that. Luck, judgement, fortune telling who cares. That out of the way how likely was a mag 7 there? Actually very likely. The stress potential for the area was for a 7.9. It just so happens that Vanuatu, Santa Cruz Islands and Ryukyu are the three areas for which I have done potential stress calculations.
This latest earthquake has only reduced that to a possible <7.8 (bear in mind that is about half the energy of a 7.9) BUT the odds on that are about snake eyes
Not much to do with luck, imo.
The last 5 big quakes had big CME's preceding them. So it stands to reason that after the big bastard we had this week we would have a big quake.
Solar activity does have effect on our earth, quakes can be stimulated by a cme.
edit on 9-3-2012 by GrouchyGrouch because: (no reason given)