• Corpus ID: 246866991

On the impact of the geospace environment on solar-lithosphere coupling and earthquake occurrence

  title={On the impact of the geospace environment on solar-lithosphere coupling and earthquake occurrence},
  author={Dimitar Ouzounov and Galina Khachikyan},
We have found that about two months after creating a new radiation belt in the inner magnetosphere due to a geomagnetic storm, an increasing seismic activity may occur near the magnetic field lines' footprint of a newly created radiation belt. The Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) detected a new radiation belt after a geomagnetic storm on March 24, 1991. Shortly after that, on May 30, 1991, a strong M7.0 earthquake occurred in Alaska in the footprint of geomagnetic line L… 

Figures from this paper



What is a geomagnetic storm

After a brief review of magnetospheric and interplanetary phenomena for intervals with enhanced solar wind-magnetosphere interaction, an attempt is made to define a geomagnetic storm as an interval

Radiation Belt Slot Region Filling Events: Sustained Energetic Precipitation Into the Mesosphere

Precipitation of energetic electrons to the atmosphere is both a loss mechanism for radiation belt particles and a means by which the geospace environment influences the Earth's atmosphere; thus, it

Relationship between global seismicity and solar activities

The relations between sunspot numbers and earthquakes (M≧6), solar 10.7 cm radio flux and earthquakes, solar proton events and earthquakes have been analyzed in this paper. It has been found that:

An extreme distortion of the Van Allen belt arising from the ‘Hallowe'en’ solar storm in 2003

It is reported that the outer Van Allen belt was compressed dramatically by a solar storm known as the ‘Hallowe'en storm’ of 2003, and the region between the belts became the location of high particle radiation intensity.

Additional attenuation of natural VLF electromagnetic waves observed by the DEMETER spacecraft resulting from preseismic activity

We use VLF electromagnetic wave data measured by the DEMETER (Detection of Electro‐Magnetic Emissions Transmitted from Earthquake Regions) satellite at an altitude of about 700 km to check for the

Earth's Van Allen Radiation Belts: From Discovery to the Van Allen Probes Era

  • W. LiM. Hudson
  • Physics
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics
  • 2019
Discovery of the Earth's Van Allen radiation belts by instruments flown on Explorer 1 in 1958 was the first major discovery of the Space Age. The observation of distinct inner and outer zones of

Possible correlation between solar activity and global seismicity

  • Jusoh Mohamad HuzaimyK. Yumoto
  • Geology, Physics
    Proceeding of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication (IconSpace)
  • 2011
Solar activities play significant roles in electromagnetic coupling of the Sun — Earth system. By comparing the 11-year sunspot cycles and global earthquake events during 1963 to 2010 period, it is

Decrease of intensity of ELF/VLF waves observed in the upper ionosphere close to earthquakes: A statistical study

[1] We present results of a systematic study of intensity of VLF electromagnetic waves observed by the DEMETER spacecraft in the upper ionosphere (altitude 700 km). We focus on the detailed analysis


For the earthquake epicenters with M≥4.0 recorded by the global from 1900 to 2002,we used IGRF(International Global Reference Field) international reference model to determine the characteristic of