All these events happening on the Earth facing side of the Sun, as the spot has come across the Eastern limb.
Luckily, the X1.1 produced a solar wind blast that was not Earth directed (particle density in the solar wind).... the X1.1 sending only a glancing blow at best, even though it occurred on the Earth facing side of the Sun.
These FIVE subsequent M class flares are from the same region, which could send some energy towards Earth over the next few days (normally takes 2-3 days for any particles associated with solar flares to reach Earth).
Nothing particularly strong, but rather long in duration in the M-class range, which could lead to geomagnetic instability , as we have seen in the past -- which leads to overall Earthquake activity increases.
Keep watch over the next 2-3 days as these M-class flares possibly arrive. Will have to wait to see what the official trajectories of each flare come out to.
No one has been killed or injured in the blast, local authorities said.
“A chemical radiometric laboratory has taken measurements of air at the scene in terms of quantity of hazardous chemicals in the atmosphere. Maximum permissible concentrations haven’t been exceeded,” the regional administration said on its website.
Windows were also shattered at Donbas Arena stadium in the city center, where some of the Euro 2012 football games were held.
Massive shelling of Donetsk. Much closer than I've heard before. DNR public meeting on gas & electricity evacuated after windows smashed.
“The blast was really strong. I live far away from the scene – I can say that my neighborhood is probably the farthest away. If we had windows shattered here, I can’t imagine what it was like there,” Lesia, local resident, told RT.
“I was approaching my apartment building, when I heard a strong explosion,” another local resident, Irina, told RT. “Thing is that for the past two weeks there has been non-stop shelling day and night – we are used to that. But today there was that was such a strong blast that I have not heard before. I even sat down on the ground, probably, because of the blast power and from fright.”