The coronavirus pandemic made the entire Earth quieter

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  • Coronavirus lockdown measures have forced daily life to change, and that means humans are making less noise on Earth.
  • With less traffic and other human movements, seismologists are noticing huge dips in the amount of background seismic noise in their readings.
  • A cleaner reading and less noise could give researchers a rare opportunity to capture particularly accurate data.
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You don’t have to look far to see societal changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Daily life is different these days for a lot of people, and those changes seem to have extended to our planet itself. We’ve already seen examples of how areas with heavy air pollution have cleared up dramatically as people remain home for extended periods of time, and now a new phenomenon has been observed. The Earth is actually quieter.

As Newsweek reports, researchers have noticed a significant decrease in the amount of vibration on Earth’s surface. This “seismic noise” is created by human movements such as driving, construction work, and anything else that might make the ground shake. Well, since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the whole planet is quite a bit quieter.

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