The Astonishing Astronomical Reason
The turbulence at the start of the year 2011 can be attributed to the segment of the Sun corresponding with the Zodiac constellation of Aries, which signifies the Spring Equinox period. At this time of the year in 2011, from January 22, 2011, 12:11 PM, the planet Jupiter enters Aries. It will be in Aries until June 4, 2011, 8:56 AM, when Jupiter enters Taurus.
It appears that Jupiter had exerted a disturbing effect on the Aries segment of the Sun, resulting in one of the biggest solar flares on February 14. There were predictions at that time that the flare will trigger off earthquakes, which seemed true.
The earthquake in Japan followed a week of exceptional skip in the Amateur Radio bands. This means that the ionosphere was exceptionally energised and the reception at exceptional ranges indicated that the Sun had extraordinary influence on this event.
What is not realised is that if the solar flare at Spring Equinox is strong enough, it will not only be followed immediately by large bursts of Aurora Borealis, the Northern Ghost Lights, but this will also determine whether the Aurora Borealis would repeat around Autumn Equinox.
The Spring Equinox position corresponding to Aries has a significant influence over the rest of the year! This is why the observations of the positions of Jupiter or Tai Sui around the New Year play significant roles in Chinese astrology and Feng Shui.
Chinese astrology is highly scientific!