Around 16:00UT (12:00 EDT), the giant filament next to sunspot group, AR11112, produced a small eruption along with a small C2.5 solar flare.
Some type of instability in the magnetic field over the filament caused part of the hot solar plasma making up the filament to be released sending some of the material into space.
This video show the eruption with data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). The video shows 4 wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, 304, 171, 193 and 211 Angstroms.
A small narrow feature, possibly a CME (coronal mass ejection), can be seen moving outward from the lower right in the LASCO C2 coronagraph. But it does not appear to be earth directed.