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Table 1 An overview of the major eruptions of cycle 24 and their SEP association

From: Major solar eruptions and high-energy particle events during solar cycle 24

Major flares (≥M5.0) 69
Confined flares (No CMEs) 9
Flares with no LASCO CME data 1
No. of events for this study 59
No. of eastern eruptions (≤E15) 24
No. of large SEP events in SC 24 31
No. of eruptions with SEP events 16/59 (27%)
No. of western eruptions with SEPs 13/35 (37%)
No. of SEP events with < M5 flares 10/31 (32%)
No. of SEP events in backside eruptions 5/31 (16%)