Earth began to vibrate less due to coronavirus

According to CNN, seismologists around the world have recorded a decrease in Earth vibration. This is due to quarantine in many countries – cars, trains, buses, and people have less impact on the planet.

According to seismologists, a sharp decrease in activity during the coronavirus pandemic led to the fact that the Earth vibrates much less. Thomas Leacock, geologist, and seismologist at the Royal Observatory in Belgium, noted that in Brussels during quarantine there is a 30–50% reduction in ambient seismic noise.

This means that the data collected by seismologists are becoming more accurate and now experts are able to detect even the slightest tremors. Even the fact that most scientific instruments are located close to the center of cities, where the level of vibration is usually high, cannot prevent this.

“Now we get a signal with less noise and vibration, which allows us to squeeze out more information from our data,” said Andy Frassetto, a specialist at the Seismological Research Institute in Washington.

Researchers in Los Angeles and West London (UK) have noticed a similar trend. But seismologists collecting data from remote stations located far from civilization, according to the community of scientists, did not notice any changes.