The U.S. National Weather Service (SWPC) has warned of a September 2 earthquake, a magnetic storm known as grade G2, against Earth.
Fortunately no strong impacts on quality (G2) were expected. If it is grade G4 or G5, there will be severe effects such as the planet’s satellite network, global power and communications resistance. How do geomagnetic storms or solar storms occur?
Geomagnetic storms or solar storms are produced by strong eruptions of the sun that emit large amounts of solar particles that affect the Earth’s magnetic field, which can last for hours or even days, depending on the position and intensity.
According to the SWPC warning, eruptions and solar flares were observed on August 28, which will create a weak and small magnetic field on Earth between September 1 and 2.
For many years this type of science has warned of the severity of a major event. A geomagnetic storm level G5 could affect the entire planet, leaving the world without internet (since it would affect submarine cables and satellite networks), severely affecting the supply of electricity.