Update: 5:55pm Eastern Time

Earthquake watch score: 5 to 6. Coronal hole factors waning. Mercury heading for solar conjunction and pressure building still with us WAY below average release.

Solar Notes: The sunspots are appearing less dangerous along with the X-ray flux. We’ll keep watching but it appears the uptick is taking a breather. Expect more solar upticks as the planets line up over the next 2 weeks, in addition to the quake upticks.