I completely misread the depth of 566 km as 5.66 km, so no tsunami warning needed. No news sources on it yet, either, & refreshing the USGS info page
shows a DYFI intensity of II (2) thus far. Hopefully it was very minor & didn't rattle much, considering the depth.
It was about 26 miles from the nearest island, Agrihan, which is a stratovolcano island & uninhabited according to Wikipedia. The nearest populated
area I know of is Saipan, 245 miles away. I'm sure it was felt, but it probably wasn't very strong.
"Third Major X-Flare (X3.2+)
New Sunspot 1748 located near the east limb and now in view is providing to be a major flare producing Sunspot. A strong X3.2 Solar Flare is currently
in progress. Stay Tuned to SolarHam.com for the latest updates."
Updated 05/13/2013 @ 17:15 UTC
This will make it Number 3 on SC24
edit on 7/30/2012 by dreamfox1 because: (no reason given)
I know this is going off topic of the post but I agree, the only thing that will save us is that the spots tend to diminish once they face the earth.
Problem is they are getting stronger all day, we can only hope that one or more do not hit the earth once it squarely faces us of any significance.
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