Recently there has been a great deal of 'space weather' (solar activity, more specifically) which is affecting the earth. The energy from the sun 'affects' us in the form of earthquakes, among other things, and a preliminary magnitude earthquake of 7.5 has hit Indonesia.
Given that the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) has determined a 'depth' of 14.2 km, this is a quake which could produce tsunami problems. In general, the 'shallower the quake', the worse the surface damage.
MAG UTC DATE-TIME y/m/d h:m:s LATdeg LONdeg DEPTHkm Region
MAP 7.5 2010/10/25 14:42:22 -3.464 100.084 14.2 KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
There have also been powerful tornados and storms in Texas today...not surprising when we look at a map of the Kp (planetary Kp index, that is) which is a reflection of the energy hitting the earth which manifests itself as a 'geomagnetic storm'.
You will also note that the Auroral Power Input Oval (a visualization of the energy hitting the earth from the sun) is a substantial 7.0 today:
The sun's energy takes many forms (i.e. solar energy is detected as electons, x-rays, radio waves, protons and in other forms) and below is a 'map' of the ever-increasing electronic energy of the sun today:
If you'd like to understand exactly how space weather causes geomagnetic storm weather on earth, check out my 'Tutorials'. You can check out the 4.6 WYOMING earthquake at either of the appropriate links above.
Let us keep all those souls subjected to the powerful forces of 'nature' in our prayers for their perseverence, safety and recovery. AMEN.
For you in Christ,
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"