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Did solar magnetic eruptions cause the Japanese earthquake? (cont.)
By Simon Macara

Their study also identified two sharp peaks in the number of earthquakes during the average 11 year sunspot cycle. One was caused by CME’s and took place at the time of sunspot maximum, and a second peak was triggered by high speed solar winds during the descending phase of the solar cycle. These findings, however, shed little light on the current wave of massive tectonic events which are occurring with increasing frequency and intensity at the ascending stage of the current solar cycle. This is a worrying trend that suggests that the worst may be yet to come, and that the approaching sunspot peak of cycle 24 could deliver seismic events larger and more destructive still than the Chilean and Japanese disasters.

This is an area of research that merits far more scientific attention than it is currently receiving. I think we should be much less hasty in ascribing to “coincidence” such glaring anomalies that we encounter in the cosmos and focus instead on discovering what they really mean. The modern western mindset has a tendency to devalue and misinterpret anomalistic events it doesn’t understand by calling them “coincidences”. Our quest for a fuller understanding of the mechanics of the solar system will be better served if we treat such anomalies as “synchronicities”, rather than dismissing them as meaningless “coincidences”. Synchronicities happen for a reason. They are like signposts at intersections in the universal matrix that surrounds us, alerting us that something requires our attention.

As solar cycle 24 gets increasingly more active and the predicted sunspot peak of 2013 draws inexorably closer, the need to fully understand the complex relationship between the sun’s magnetic emissions and the Earth’s tectonic system is becoming ever more pressing. It’s not a coincidence that massive solar eruptions happen just before major tectonic disasters. It is compelling evidence of a causal relationship. The better we understand the exact nature of this relationship, the better equipped we will be to weather the effects of the imminent solar magnetic superstorm very probably headed our way.


“Long-period trends in global seismic and geomagnetic activity and their relation to solar activity” Odintsov, Boyarchuk, Georgieva, Kirov, Atanasov. 2005

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