The coronavirus pandemic is so widespread it’s actually affecting the vibrations of the planet. According to seismologists, the lack of activity has resulted in less “seismic noise” – the type of vibrations that come from cars, trains, factories, or people on a daily basis. Since mid-March, researchers say the Earth’s crust is shaking about 30 to 50 percent less – similar to what they might observe on Christmas Day.
Around the world, seismologists are observing a lot less ambient seismic noise — the vibrations generated by cars, trains, buses and people going about their daily lives. In the absence of that noise, Earth's upper crust is moving just a little less. https://t.co/Hu5SHy4oW0
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