SUN & SCIENCE NEWS: March 18, 2014:
Solar activity is at a minimal still with only 3 C-Class solar flares so far on the day. Sunspot group 12002 rekindled as it interacted with whatever is left of the hotspot that caused sunspot to strengthen in that area for the past week, at least. It is now the strongest sunspot group on the sun and has a Beta-Gamma magnetic classification. Every other earth facing sunspot-group, of which there are currently 6 of, are all part of the Beta magnetic class. No fun at all. There is a Beta-Gamma spot about to make the crest of solar disk and make it's way onto the Earth-facing side. Sunspot group number 11987, a survivor from weeks previous. It's also got a partner to the south 11997 which has also experienced 50% growth in the past 24 hours to maybe soon also join the Beta-Gamma class. I can call them the Beta-Gamma twins then, we'll have to wait and see. Also notice that we are progressing in the solar cycle and the sunspot groups are finding their way further up north. A lot of concern still lies with the equatorial plasma filaments, which are Directly earth facing and dense.

Coronal holes are still continuing to make  an impact over the last 48 hours with the Sun's magnetic fields opening up an Earth-facing positive coronal hole stream along with two more, indirect, negative coronal holes. Quake after quake still hitting parts of the Pacific Ring of Fire. Chile still seeing aftershocks after sitting almost double 7 two days ago. b47 quakes higher than magnitude 4 over the last 24 hours. Nine out of those 47 were magnitude 5 or higher. Los Angeles saw a 4.4 and it made the news with residents feeling the shaking. Check out this video from a Los Angeles News channel.

Last night, I was clenching my butt-cheeks because I saw a magnitude 5.0 earthquake register off the coast of Fukushima, Japan. I was keeping my fingers crossed that Reactor Fuel pool 4 at Fukushima Daichi in Japan doesn't collapse. Thankfully, no damage was reported and no tsunami warning was issued. Although there is a press blackout in Japan and the media isn't allowed to report on Fukushima Daichi anymore, so who really knows if reactor number 4's fuel pool is still intact. I will surely be monitoring the radiation metering stations across the west coast. Last night I also came across another sinkhole story and I then started thinking about whether a sinkhole could, in theory, open up under a nuclear facility right here in the US. Then I thought to myself, would the power companies or the government allow the power companies to build in areas prone to sink-holes? I started looking in the places I knew were most prone to sinkholes. One such place here in the US is Florida. To see where the sinkholes were concentrated I pulled up a sinkhole map. Here each dot is a sinkhole. You can see a dense cluster of them in north Hillsborough county, Western Florida. Then I thought, would they be stupid enough to build a nuclear power plant, smack dab in the middle of a sinkhole zone? Maybe it wasn't stupidity but sheer ignorance but sure as hell, there is a nuclear plant right in the center of that area. Let me introduce you to Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant. Now, Fukushima was bad enough but imagine for a second, what a sinkhole swallowing a reactor would unleash. With no way to cool the fuel rods the zirconium would start to burn off and cause a chain reaction until an explosion spreads radiation across the state. Our infrastructure is falling apart. We can't afford to be blind-sided by something like this. Building nuclear reactors on the shoreline is stupid enough, building them in the middle of a sinkhole zone is just as foolish. That whole area is limestone, which water is dissolving. That's what causes most sinkholes around the planet. The Crystal River Nuclear Reactor is a double don't. It's on the shore in a swampy marsh AND in a sinkhole zone. Brilliant, just like another one south of Miami Dade county called Turkey Point. Also on the ocean shoreline and also in a sinkhole-zone. These are other disasters waiting to happen. A sinkhole or a category 5 hurricane with a nice storm surge and we're in the shit, all over again. I am sure there are more examples of bad planning in regards to locations of nuclear reactors in the US but this is a short newscast.

EDIS reporting that a fire took place at a Nuclear Power Plant in the UK. The facility dubbed Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station. This fire was caused by an oil leak which set ablaze some sort of turbine insulation. NO radiation was released and no-one was injured but this just goes to show the secrecy and incompetence inside our nuclear power industry. If they can't even detect and prevent an oil leak and let it get bad enough to the point where 10 fire-trucks have to respond to put out the fire, there is a MAJOR problem. What are the chances that they properly prospected the geology in that area? UK is another country that is very much prone to sinkholes. This very same power plant that caught fire is ALSO built in a soluble rock zone.

Forbes magazine finally reporting today that radioactive water contaminated with  Caesium and other radioactive materials from Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant finally arrived at the west coast of America. As much as I hate the guy, Alex Jones of InfoWars was the first to bring this into focus with one of his correspondents, Zahari Williams, travelling along the California coastline, taking radiation readings on the beaches. He was first ridiculed by the mainstream media but we all knew he was right.

Solar wind is coming in at about 330km/s with the plasma density reading about 3. Baseline activity. ENLIL model shows a small CME leaving the sun and we shouldn't be seeing any effects from it. Magnetic field at earth is currently calm, with the Vertical B-Field Vector staying above 0. Magnetometer showing a small flux over the last 24 hours but it's not anything to be concerned about. KP Index is reading 1. Checking conditions in the Arctic. Above freezing temperatures in the Siberian region of Russia, with warmth covering most of the permafrost regions of western Siberia. Parts of Alaska and Western Canada are also seeing above freezing temp when they should be below zero.



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