Earthquakes and Solar Winds

   I have read and heard YouTube videos where changes in the Solar Wind Speeds can lead to Earthquakes.  If this is true, it doesn't explain the significant increases in the number of earthquakes worldwide since 2004 when comparing the following two charts.


Count of Worldwide Earthquakes (Mag 2.0 or Greater) per Month  (10/1/2004 - 03/31/2017)
Minimum and Maximum Daily Solar Wind Speeds  (10/1/2004 - 3/31/2017)

     So what is really causing the significant increases in the number of earthquakes worldwide since 2004?

     The answer may be something else having a mass large enough to perturb or create unusual stresses upon the earth.  The closest recent article that I have located is Planet X: Four Candidates For Planet X Located And Examined dated April 1, 2017.  No, I don't believe the article to be an 'April Fools' joke.

     One answer just might include multiple dark dwarf star objects of significant mass passing near enough to earth to cause unusual stresses with increasing frequency ... which would correlate to the spikes seen in the above Earthquake Chart.


The Charting Data Sources:

Earthquake Data ... For validation for any particular month: Define Your Criteria. Be sure to enter a Minimum Magnitude of 2.0.

Solar Wind Data ... The files used were from "200410_ace_swepam_1h.txt" thru "201703_ace_swepam_1h.txt"


      The following are the Regions where 1,000 or more earthquakes occurred having a minumum magnitude of 2.0 and between the UTC Dates of 2004-10-01 and 2017-03-31.

NOTE:  California shows up more than halfway down this list, however the whole of California has a sum total of 5,465 earthquakes.

Region Min Mag Max Mag First Last Count
WESTERN TURKEY 2.00 5.80 2004-10-04 2017-03-31 28096
GREECE 2.00 6.50 2004-10-08 2017-03-31 18287
EASTERN TURKEY 2.00 7.20 2004-10-01 2017-03-31 17806
CENTRAL TURKEY 2.00 5.50 2004-10-03 2017-03-31 10541
CRETE, GREECE 2.00 6.40 2004-10-01 2017-03-30 8008
DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE 2.00 6.40 2004-10-03 2017-03-29 6751
CENTRAL ITALY 2.00 6.50 2004-10-08 2017-03-31 6747
SOUTHERN GREECE 2.00 6.90 2004-10-07 2017-03-31 6712
NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY 2.00 5.90 2004-10-06 2017-03-31 6711
AEGEAN SEA 2.00 6.90 2004-10-10 2017-03-29 5783
ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE 2.00 7.70 2004-10-03 2017-03-31 4867
OKLAHOMA 2.00 5.60 2009-02-22 2017-03-30 4685
NORTHERN ITALY 2.00 6.10 2004-10-07 2017-03-31 4323
PUERTO RICO REGION 2.00 6.40 2007-01-07 2017-03-31 4004
TARAPACA, CHILE 2.00 7.80 2004-11-02 2017-03-30 3564
SICILY, ITALY 2.00 5.80 2004-10-03 2017-03-31 3351
ALBANIA 2.00 5.60 2004-10-18 2017-03-28 3126
VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION 2.00 6.00 2004-12-11 2017-03-31 2913
SOUTHERN ITALY 2.00 5.30 2004-10-01 2017-03-30 2771
DODECANESE IS.-TURKEY BORDER REG 2.00 5.20 2013-01-01 2017-03-30 2681
KURIL ISLANDS 3.00 8.30 2004-10-01 2017-03-31 2675
FRANCE 2.00 4.90 2004-10-01 2017-03-31 2455
CYPRUS REGION 2.00 5.90 2004-10-13 2017-03-26 2281
ROMANIA 2.00 6.00 2004-10-05 2017-03-31 2262
OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE 2.00 8.10 2005-09-19 2017-03-23 2221
OFFSHORE COQUIMBO, CHILE 2.10 8.30 2005-12-31 2017-03-30 2141
SOUTHERN IRAN 2.50 6.30 2004-10-06 2017-03-25 2097
POLAND 2.00 4.90 2004-10-06 2017-03-30 2093
NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN 3.80 9.00 2004-10-16 2017-03-22 2082
NEVADA 2.00 6.00 2008-02-21 2017-03-31 2045
CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN REGION 2.00 5.10 2005-02-02 2017-03-26 2040
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA 2.00 5.20 2005-04-16 2017-03-31 2026
ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII 2.00 5.60 2005-11-30 2017-03-31 1991
IONIAN SEA 2.00 5.70 2004-10-05 2017-03-31 1961
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 2.00 5.70 2005-06-26 2017-03-31 1934
ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS. 2.00 7.20 2004-12-02 2017-03-29 1855
SOUTHERN ALASKA 2.00 7.10 2004-10-17 2017-03-31 1819
FIJI REGION 4.00 7.30 2004-10-03 2017-03-24 1810
COQUIMBO, CHILE 2.10 7.00 2004-12-08 2017-03-31 1736
OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN 3.90 7.60 2004-12-23 2017-03-24 1572
STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR 2.00 6.30 2004-10-10 2017-03-28 1524
CZECH REPUBLIC 2.00 4.40 2004-10-06 2017-01-15 1521
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 2.00 5.60 2005-06-12 2017-03-31 1505
NORTHERN COLOMBIA 2.00 6.20 2004-10-03 2017-03-31 1474
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA 2.00 5.90 2004-10-23 2017-03-26 1316
FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS 2.00 7.30 2004-10-21 2017-03-28 1284
VANUATU 4.00 7.40 2004-10-11 2017-03-29 1264
TAJIKISTAN 3.00 7.20 2004-10-05 2017-03-28 1233
TONGA 4.00 7.80 2004-10-04 2017-03-31 1228
ALASKA PENINSULA 2.00 6.80 2004-12-19 2017-03-30 1217
OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE 2.10 6.70 2005-03-13 2017-03-31 1186
HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN 3.00 7.50 2004-10-06 2017-03-31 1185
CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN SEA 2.00 5.50 2004-10-01 2017-03-29 1176
GERMANY 2.00 5.10 2004-10-08 2017-03-30 1088
SPAIN 2.00 6.30 2004-11-10 2017-03-29 1033
BANDA SEA 3.80 7.60 2004-10-10 2017-03-31 1012
SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS 4.00 7.80 2004-10-21 2017-03-30 1012
SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA 3.00 6.90 2004-10-05 2017-03-27 1000

 


NOTE: This article is a work in progress.