Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Hits Near Australia

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 has struck in the Pacific Ocean, 74km east of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia.

The quake struck at a shallow depth of 13.0 km on Sunday night (AEDT), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement that a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected and there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Strikes Xizang-India Border

A early morning magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted a remote corner of Tibet early Saturday, with no reported casualties. The China Earthquake Administration placed the epicenter at Nyingchi in China’s the Tibet Autonomous Region near China’s disputed border with India. The area is sparsely populated and known for its soaring Himalayan peaks and sacred Tibetan sites.

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported that several homes were damaged but no casualties have been reported. A resident in Milin county who gave her surname as Ma said her family was in bed when they felt tremors lasting 30 seconds.

“We didn’t see people rushing out of their homes,” she said. “Everything is normal here.” Many local residents are celebrating a Tibetan New Year festival this weekend.

NOTE: Email Snafu Now Corrected – Can Now Receive ‘’ Emails

I apologize for this pesky hindrance. It was not a security problem, all that’s fine, it was just a configuration nuisance. The only negative outcome is this bad headache I’m still trying to get rid of.

What really bothered me was I had just asked to hear from you on both the solar eclipse analysis, and my explanation for focusing more on cause of solar cycles, and to increase reporting on current solar events i.e. solar flares, CMEs (coronal mass ejections) etc.

As you know, we are in solar minimum, however, there has been a few significant hiccups. With regard to this period of low solar events, it does present another, perhaps more significant concern – ‘radiation’ from galactic cosmic rays.

I would like you to read the articles below to give you an idea of the direction my research is taking me. There will be a significant amount to come. New research is pouring out at the moment, and I plan to digest and report over the next days.

Galactic Cosmic Rays are high-energy particles arriving from outer space are mainly (89%) protons – nuclei of hydrogen, the lightest and most common element in the universe – but they also include nuclei of helium (10%) and heavier nuclei (1%), all the way up to uranium.

When they arrive at Earth, they collide with the nuclei of atoms in the upper atmosphere, creating more particles. The charged ions can swiftly decay, emitting particles called muons. Muons do not interact strongly with matter, and can travel through the atmosphere to penetrate below ground. The rate of muons arriving at the surface of the Earth is such that about one per second passes through a volume the size of a person’s head.

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BREAKING NEWS: Amazing New Evidence Details a Far More Intricate Relation Between Galactic Cosmic Rays, Solar Weather and Terrestrial (Earth) Weather

Before I launch into this new amazing news, most of which affirms Science Of Cycles research, I need to give notice of a snafu which occurred on my server holding back your emails to me, and just at the time I requested your feedback on my prediction record as regards to the Aug. 2017 full solar eclipse.

I really would like your feedback on the outcomes which occurred during the 24+ day window and its associated cause i.e. generated gravity wave, sudden cooling and warming of weather, and the related shift in the jet stream and ocean current. Last but not least, the flux of charged particles in the way of galactic cosmic rays and its effect on the human brain and emotions.  To respond, send an email to

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BREAKING NEWS: Three Powerful Published Research Study’s Play a Large Role in Terrestrial (Earth) Weather, Space Weather, and Galactic Cycles

Evidence for a Time Lag in Solar Modulation of Galactic Cosmic Rays

The solar modulation effect of cosmic rays in the heliosphere is an and particle dependent phenomenon that arises from a combination of basic particle transport processes such as diffusion, convection, adiabatic cooling, and drift motion.

Making use of a large collection of time-resolved cosmic-ray data from recent space missions, we construct a simple predictive model of solar modulation that depends on direct solar-physics inputs: the number of solar sunspots and the tilt angle of the heliospheric current sheet.

Under this framework, we present calculations of cosmic-ray proton spectra, positron/electron and antiproton/proton ratios, and their time dependence in connection with the evolving solar activity.

We report evidence for a time lag of approximately eight months, between solar-activity data and cosmic-ray flux measurements in space, which reflects the dynamics of the formation of the modulation region. This result enables us to forecast the cosmic-ray flux near Earth well in advance by monitoring solar activity.


New Discovery: Cosmic Ray Flux Caused by Tidal Disruption Events

Tidal Disruption Events (TDEs) are processes where stars are torn apart by the strong gravitational force near to a massive or supermassive black hole. If a jet is launched in such a process, particle acceleration may take place in internal shocks. Daniel Biehl, Department of Physics, Arizona State University and co-author Denise Boncioli, Dept. of Physics, University of Rome Tor Vergata published their paper in the journal American Physical Society.

We demonstrate that jetted TDEs can simultaneously describe the observed neutrino and cosmic ray fluxes at the highest energies if stars with heavier compositions, such as carbon-oxygen white dwarfs, are tidally disrupted and these events are sufficiently abundant.

We simulate the photo-hadronic interactions both in the TDE jet and in the propagation through the extragalactic space and we show that the simultaneous description of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Ray (UHECR) and PeV neutrino data implies that a nuclear cascade in the jet develops by photo-hadronic interactions.


NEW: Daily/Monthly Variation of Cosmic Ray Intensity

The solar modulation of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) is revealed in the record of neutron monitors in terms of daily variation. Both day-to-day and long-term daily variations have been investigated for the period from 1965 to 2015. This was done simultaneously along with geomagnetic disruption as measured in the Ap Index over a twelve month period which was averaged independently and collectively on per month basis.

Here the Ap index was used as a placeholder for solar flux on interplanetary disturbances. It was discovered that on an average basis, the diurnal (daily) amplitude of cosmic rays is considerably lower in the years of high Ap values. During periods of low solar flux, the average daily amplitude of cosmic rays was high through the period 1965 to 2015.

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Costa Rica Struck by 6.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Costa Rica was shaken by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake at 8:28 pm (local time), with an epicenter approximately 15 km southwest of the Central Pacific beach town of Esterillos, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVISCORI). The USGS has it listed as a 6.5 mag.

Local residents reported feeling the quake strongly in the Central Valley, where buildings swayed and some residents headed out into the streets. Reports of the shake came in as far away as Puerto Viejo de Limón on the opposite coast.

A resident living in the Jacó area, near the epicenter of the major quake and two aftershocks, said that people there had reported artwork and other objects falling from the walls and breaking. Reports from Playa Hermosa, even closer to the epicenter, reported that while the experience was certainly terrifying, electricity was still on and no damage was visible from her vantage point.

Powerful 7.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Iran-Iraq Border

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake which struck the Iraq-Iran border has killed dozens of people on the Iranian side and injured hundreds more, according to state media. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday’s powerful quake hit close to Halabjah, southeast of Sulaymaniyah, a city in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

The tremor, which was felt as far away as Qatar, struck at 9:18pm local time (18:18) GMT. Its epicenter was at a depth of 33.9km. Iranian news agency ISNA said at least 61 people were killed and 300 injured in Kermanshah province on the Iraqi border.

Most of the victims are believed to be in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab. There were fears the death toll would rise. Earlier on Sunday, Faramarz Akbari, governor of Iran’s Qasr-e Shirin city, had told Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency that there were at least two fatalities. He also said that estimating damages is impossible due to a massive power cut.