Spacequake Caused Northern Light And 6.4 Earthquake On August 4, 2010
According to Main Stream Media reports, an enormous magnetic filament breaking away from the sun on august 1, 2010. Some of the breakaway material is now en route to Earth in the form of a coronal mass ejectio.
But is solar tsunami only a real cause of Northern Light or something more sinister is also responsible for the same ?
We are talking about “Spacequake” by now you thought to Googling this new wired term.. “Spacequake“.
We had by chance stumble on this term while searching for Solar Tsunami on NASA website..
According to NASA, researchers by using NASA’s fleet of five THEMIS spacecraft have discovered a form of space weather that packs the punch of an earthquake and plays a key role in sparking bright Northern Lights. They call it “the spacequake.”
A spacequake is a temblor in Earth’s magnetic field. It is felt most strongly in Earth orbit, but is not exclusive to space. The effects can reach all the way down to the surface of Earth itself.
“Magnetic reverberations have been detected at ground stations all around the globe, much like seismic detectors measure a large earthquake,” says THEMIS principal investigator Vassilis Angelopoulos of UCLA.
It’s an apt analogy because “the total energy in a spacequake can rival that of a magnitude 5 or 6 earthquake,” according to Evgeny Panov of the Space Research Institute in Austria. Panov is first author of a paper reporting the results in the April 2010 issue of Geophysical Research Letters (GRL).
In general, Earth’s magnetic field lines can be thought of as rubber bands stretched taut by the solar wind, which is actually charged particles flowing in all directions from the sun, said study co-author Vassilis Angelopoulos, a space physicist at the University of California, Los Angeles.
As NASA said “spacequake can cause Northern lights and magnitude 5 or 6 earthquake” that what had exactly happened on August 4, 2010.
We had reported earlier that 6.4 Earthquake had hit Papua New Guinea and a northern light shown in the northern hemisphere skies on August 4, 2010.
Above two events perfectly fits with the theory that not only Sun Solar Tsunami causes Northern Light but Spacequake not only cases Northern Light but even earthquake too. Spaceqauke can also be created by using HAARP.(Video)
source – NASA