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SOLAR SHOCKWAVE from The Sun Impacts Earth creates Very Deep M8.2 Earthquake hits Fiji region, two M6+ aftershocks
A solar shockwave impacted Earth at 04:25;38 UT on 08/19/18 triggering a Mega Quake that was over 560km deep.  The shockwave came from a series of large coronal holes that were Earth-facing for the last several days.

As the shockwave sped toward Earth at over 1 million MPH+ it picked up more speed with a burst of 1,829,814 MPH









A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M8.2 hit Fiji region at 00:19 UTC (12:19 local time) on August 19, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 563.4 km (350 miles). EMSC is reporting M8.2 at a depth of 558 km (346 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 272.5 km (169.3 miles) E of Levuka (population 8 360), 330.6 km (205.4 miles) SE of Labasa (population 27 949), and 364.8 km (226.7 miles) E of…

Asteroid 2018 BD missed Earth by just 0.10 LD on January 18

Asteroid 2018 BD missed Earth by just 0.10 LD on January 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BD flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.10 LD / 0.00026 AU (~38 895 km / 24 168 milesat 15:43 UTC on January 18, 2018, some 7 hours after it was discovered. This is the fourth closest approach to our planet since 2017 EA on March 02, 2017, 2017 GM on April 4, 2017, and 2017 UJ2 on October 20, 2017.
Asteroid 2018 BD was first observed at 08:24 UTC on January 18, 2018, at Catalina Sky Survey. This is a very small Apollo asteroid with an estimated diameter of 2.5 to 5.5 m (8.2 to 18 feet).
It flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.10 LD at 15:43 UTC today, according to data provided by CNEOS. The Minor Planet Center has this asteroid flying past us at 17:27 UTC today.
This is the 3rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 56th since January 1, 2017. It comes just one day before the close approach of asteroid 2018 BC, discovered on January 17.
Its next close approach to our planet will take place at 20:37 UTC on November 19, 2018, at 0.33 AU. However, it won't come nearly as close as it did today for at least 115 years.
Reference:
Asteroid 2018 BD at Minor Planet Center; at CNEOS
Featured image: Featured image: The green line indicates the object's apparent motion relative to the Earth, and the bright green marks are the object's location at approximately one-hour intervals. The Moon's orbit is grey. The blue arrow points in the direction of Earth's motion and the yellow arrow points toward the Sun. Credit: Minor Planet Center.

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