The Pandemic Is Actually Making The Earth Shake Less

Satellite View Of Planet At Sunrise

The coronavirus is having quite the side effect, have you noticed the earth is shaking less? It turns out, the COVID-19 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.

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