Coronavirus Pandemic Causes One Surprising Effect on Planet Earth, Researchers Find
By Fox News // April 5, 2020
Earth has essentially stopped vibrating
(FOX NEWS) – The coronavirus pandemic has left most of the world’s major cities, including London, New York and others, empty. It’s also having one surprising effect on the planet as well.
The Earth has essentially stopped vibrating.
With travel effectively ground to a halt, seismologists around the globe have reported a drop in seismic noise, according to an article in the scientific journal Nature.
Researchers say the drop in activity, usually only seen to this magnitude around Christmas, could help experts find smaller earthquakes and monitor volcanic activity more effectively.
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Our staff is teleworking. The earth continues shaking. Ground movements at frequencies 1-20 Hz, mainly due to human activity (cars, trains, industries,…) are much lower since the implementation of the containment measures by the government. #StayHome @ibzbe @CrisiscenterBE pic.twitter.com/pGgQAyLuUP
— Seismologie.be (@Seismologie_be) March 20, 2020
Séismologie “sociale”: https://t.co/PRgK86eJXT
— Seismologie.be (@Seismologie_be) March 27, 2020
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