According to Spaceweather.com, the Sunspot 1289 poses a threat for Earth-directed C-Class solar flares, although there are no large coronal holes on the Earth-facing side of the Sun.
According to the Solar Watcher, a significant 7.0 or higher magnitude earthquake is possible based on a southern hemisphere coronal hole and the Sunspot 1289. Targeting 21-26° South Latitude, best fit symmetrically from sun to earth are: Tonga, Kermadec Islands, Loyalty Islands or Easter Islands Region. Other areas that could receive events during this watch are: Christchurch, New Zealand 5.1-5.6 Magnitude. Northern hemisphere watch is for 11-14° Latitude, best fit area mapped symmetrically from Sun to Earth is the Philippines Region.
INCOMING CME: Yesterday, Sept. 14th, an eruption near sunspot 1289 hurled a CME in the general direction of Earth. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab expect the cloud to deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field on Sept 17th around 04:30 UT. High-latitude magnetic storms are possible when the CME arrives. GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A geomagnetic storm (Kp=5) is in progress following another impact from a coronal mass ejection(CME). AURORA WATCH: High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras tonight. A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and causing intermittent geomagnetic storms around the poles. ACTIVE SUNSPOT: New sunspot AR11295 is emerging over the sun's northeastern limb and crackling with solar flares. The strongest so far, a C9.9-category blast, did something remarkable.
WATCH: Solar Watcher's forecast for September 15 to 18.
We are already witnessing this heightened activity in earthquakes, with four already exceeding the magnitude of 6 in a 12-hour period, from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska; to the East of the North Island, New Zealand to near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan and to the Cuba Region.
The evidence of this can be seen in the following images (Click on the images for a much detailed and larger view):
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) list of the latest earthquakes -
The Magnetosphere -
The Live Internet Seismic Server, selected regions of New Zealand, Alaska, China and Japan -
UPDATE: GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS
According to Spaceweather.com, the sun is being peppered with sunspots with a geomagnetic storm currently in progress, as the sunspot number has reached its highest value so far in Solar Cycle 24.
GEOMAGNETIC STORM IN PROGRESS: As predicted by analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field at ~03:30 UT on Sept 17th. The impact set the stage for a moderate geomagnetic storm, in progress. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.