"An idea no longer shrouded in mist, through wave or ether comes to me, like a star from high up in the skies, or a pearl from the bottom of the sea." - Victor Hugo (Les rayons et les ombres)
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
We are rapidly approaching a peak period of risk as forecast by earthquake watchers. Geologists may disagree. It is not an exact science. But we can say without contradiction that the situation is abnormal - for example yesterday the 22nd produced 4 serious earthquakes (intensity 6.6, 6.4, 6.4, 6.1) in the Japan area. The current hyperactive situation shows no signs of slowdown.
Fortunately the Sun obligingly played its part a few days ago when it ejected a major outburst of plasma away from the Earth.