Recently, a team of scientists have confirmed the change in the movement of Earth due to the pandemic coronavirus. The report comes after continuous observation of the movement of our planet since the origin of the pandemic. Further, they state that the only reason for this change is the standstill position globally. Eventually, the standstill has resulted in lower seismic vibrations in the world, leading to Earth’s evolution in movement.
The NOAA’s ESRL Inrasonics Program state that fewer occurrence of natural calamities results in the creation of low-frequency sounds. Further, these sounds are not audible, but a piece of sensitive equipment can help detect them.
Researcher Emily Walin’s perspective on the finding
Emily Walin works at the US Geological Survey as a rock hound. The workplace is in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Emily states that there are only a few seismic monitoring terminals which will be able to produce such noticeable results as the Brussels’ observation. Further, she commends the placements of terminals are several locations which are helpful in avoiding the human noises. Lastly, Emily believes that no other sound will be able to hinder in videotape while measuring the high-frequency movement of the Earth.
Seismologist Thomas Lecocq’s insight on the change in Earth’s movement
Thomas Lecocq works as a seismologist at the Royal Observatory of Belgium. The location of the laboratory is in Brussels, where the change is observed. He is one of the researchers who are responsible for the detection of the change in Earth’s movement.
Thomas states that natural calamities like Earthquakes are responsible for the relocation of the Earth’s crust. Further, the movement of commercial machinery and lorries also determine the relocation of the crust. Even though the small resources don’t create a massive disturbance, but collectively it can hinder with the capability of seismologists in spotting of various signals taking place at regular intervals.
Further, Thomas says that there’s a high probability of calculating the precise frequency of the signals. But, it is only achievable with the use of particular sensitive detectors. Whereas, citing the fall in frequency, he considers the fall to be massive in recent times.
Moreover, another research at Brussels claims that there is a reduction of one-third of seismic noise. Subsequently, this is happening due to lockdown in many countries, following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdown includes shutting down of public places, schools etc. from March 14, 2020. Further, all the travel bans are also put to halt from March 18, 2020.