Tim writes: The radio brought news of another [two] severe Nepal earthquakes today with more damage and deaths.
I logged in to the Talkshop and glanced at the space weather graphic, a step rise in proton flux today, a distinct event..
Proton flux from NOAA
Checking with USGS
M7.3 – 18km SE of Kodari, Nepal
2015-05-12 07:05:19 (UTC)
M6.3 – 33km NNE of Ramechhap, Nepal
Timed 2015-05-12 07:36:53 (UTC)
Apart from a possible geomagnetic movement, not timed well,
nothing else appears in the spaceweather see below.
Google scholar produces a list of works on possible linkage. The assertion generally seem to be a precursor, doesn’t seem so in this case
I take this as a co-incidence, particularly if the earlier severe earthquake had no such association. Perhaps someone is better able to dig this out from high resolution data archives.
Looks like a new cluster.
I take this as null. There is no 1:1 correspondence of any space weather with earthquakes. There is extensive supposition of some kind of vague linkage. Mechanism? Unknown.
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