A hole has been detected in the Earth’s magnetic shield.  Data from the GRAPES-3 muon telescope in Ooty, India shows the magnetosphere has come under such heavy bombardment in recent years that it weakening. Researchers  in India made the discovery when analyzing a galactic cosmic ray burst that caused radio blackouts across North and South America and a supercharged aurora borealis in 2015. The magnetic field that protects Earth from deadly cosmic radiation may be more vulnerable than previously thought.  A crack in the shield caused by a solar flare which exposed the planet to a bombardment of radiation has been detected.


The cosmic ray source was a giant solar plasma cloud that travelled 40 hours from our sun to reach Earth, where the researchers believe it caused a transient “weakening of Earth’s magnetic shield”, according to their findings published in the journal Physical Review Letters.


Unfortunately not a lot can be done to protect Earth from any future cracks in the shield, which could leave the planet under constant exposure to radiation and could potentially lead to the eradication of our atmosphere.

Vladimir Putin’s military may have carried out a secret Arctic nuclear test after a huge spike in dangerous radiation levels were detected across Europe. The worrying claims came as the US Air Force sent a special WC-135 Constant Phoenix – whose main mission is to detect and identify nuclear explosions from the air – to RAF Mildenhall.
Links:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2915352/russia-nuclear-bombs-arctic-radioactive-particles-europe/
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/radiation-europe-russian-missile-strike-radioactive-material-france-norway-iodine-131-irsn-a7591886.html

See forum thread here:
http://radmon.org/index.php/kunena/radmon-org-news/554-iodine-131-detected-around-europe

T
his is significant as Iodine 131 has a short half life and is only emitted in large quantities in a nuclear accident.

Possible detection of washout by radmon station Simomax?

Or a nuclear test?? (thx Bethsalem)
https://theaviationist.com/2017/02/19/u-s-air-force-deploys-wc-135-nuclear-sniffer-aircraft-to-uk-after-spike-of-radioactive-iodine-levels-detected-in-europe/

GK-B5 SI-180G tube in Gothenburg / Sweden
'The reactor at the Institute for Energy Technology in Halden, southern Norway, spilled radioactive iodine isotopes on Monday, according to the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NPRA).

"The radioactive leak was due to a technical failure during treatment of the fuel in the reactor hall. Emissions are low,” the NRPA said.

Staff at the facility were evacuated immediately after the incident but the NPRA was not informed until the following day.'


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/radioactive-leak-norway-reactor-fukushima-iodine-a7379596.html