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Tag: seismic vibrations

  • Friday, July 24th 2020 - 08:22 UTC

    Record drop in human linked seismic vibrations, helps to better listen to Earth's natural signals

    The study with international seismometer networks, found that human-linked earth vibrations dropped by an average of 50% between March and May this year.

    COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide led to the longest and most pronounced reduction in human-linked seismic vibrations ever recorded, sharpening scientists' ability to hear earth's natural signals and detect earthquakes, a study found on Thursday. Vibrations travel through the earth like waves, creating seismic noise from earthquakes, volcanoes, wind and rivers as well as human actions such as travel and industry.