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Earthquakes from solar flares

This guy predicted the earthquake that is happening in mexico right now.  Here is his theory.  Is this hogwash?

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/6yhv3l/the_ultimate_earthquake_test_is_about_to_commence/dmnj288/?context=3
Permalink ? 
September 8th, 2017 7:18am
Yeah it's legit. We've known for a long time that solar discharges can hit the earth and cause big trouble including earthquakes. The big Japan one that caused the tsunami and meltdown was caused by a solar flare.

We haven't predicted it before though because only a few years ago did we put 2 satellites in orbit around the sun that are able to warn us about flares well in advance of the coronal discharge hitting earth.
Permalink Reality Check 
September 8th, 2017 7:56am
Is it the magnetic force flares?
Permalink Lotti Fuehscheim 
September 8th, 2017 7:58am
.. of the flare?
Permalink Lotti Fuehscheim 
September 8th, 2017 7:58am
I can imagine that on small objects this force is negligible but working on the whole Earth magnetic field this can probably generate a seizable tension in the Earth?
Permalink Lotti Fuehscheim 
September 8th, 2017 8:00am
What typically happens is called a "Coronal Mass Ejection", or CME.

The sun is putting out a 'solar wind' all the time.  Every so often, a CME is generated that will hit the earth.

Now, the earth with its magnetic field, has between it and the sun a 'shock-wave', the result of the sun's charged particles interacting with the earth's magnetic field. 

The earth's magnetic field routes these charged particles around the earth, where they stream out in a "geo-tail".  The particles decelerate, then come back to the earth and we see their interactions at the poles as the "northern lights".

Now a CME is basically a ball of plasma.  I don't think it has a lot of mass, or a large magnetic field.  So I don't see how it could trigger an earthquake.

On the other hand, the interactions between the sun's magnetic field and the earth's magnetic field is going on all the time.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 8th, 2017 9:05am
Oh, but it IS true that a CME will increase the number of charged particles held in the earth's magnetic field.  Thus the predictions of brighter northern-lights.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 8th, 2017 9:07am
> Now a CME is basically a ball of plasma.  I don't think it has a lot of mass, or a large magnetic field.  So I don't see how it could trigger an earthquake.

I have seen animations of the magnetic fields during a large flare, and the whole Earth magnetic field is being pushed away from the sun, with a large distortion.

Of course this is strongest further away where the field is weak, but still, such a large distortion of the whole field must have some effect on the Earth itself.

You think the field of the plasma is weak, but the flair was created but a big knot in the Sun's magnetic field in the first place that un-knotted in a blast, much bigger than the whole Earth, so there were huge magnetic forces at work. Some of that force will make it to the Earth.
Permalink Lotti Fuehscheim 
September 8th, 2017 10:24am

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