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Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth moves

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posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 06:41 AM
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seen this, this morning thought it was pretty cool. something we just don't think about.



The coronavirus pandemic has brought chaos to lives and economies around the world. But efforts to curb the spread of the virus might mean that the planet itself is moving a little less. Researchers who study Earth’s movement are reporting a drop in seismic noise — the hum of vibrations in the planet’s crust — that could be the result of transport networks and other human activities being shut down. They say this could allow detectors to spot smaller earthquakes and boost efforts to monitor volcanic activity and other seismic events.


Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth moves




The Oceans Are Probably Quieter, Too
For other species, less noise pollution is no doubt welcome. Michelle Fournet, a marine ecologist at Cornell who studies acoustic environments, is hoping to position underwater microphones off the coast of Alaska and Florida, where she has studied humpback whales and other marine life, to investigate how the waters have changed in the absence of noise from cruise ships as the industry suspends operations worldwide. “Just pulling those cruise ships out of the water is going to reduce the amount of global ocean noise almost instantaneously,” Fournet told me. “We’re experiencing an unprecedented pause in ocean noise that probably hasn’t been experienced in decades.”


The Pandemic Is Turning the Natural World Upside Down

i love me some quiet, to bad in a month or so it's going back to the same old, same old.




posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 06:45 AM
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Read about this yesterday and thought it was pretty cool as well


But to think that life will be back to normal in about a month is way-over-optimistic... Nature is going to profit from our pandemic for a long time!



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 06:58 AM
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But to think that life will be back to normal in about a month is way-over-optimistic...


remains to be seen, according to worldmeters one of the most sited on ATS, in the past three days new cases and deaths reports have dropped.


April 3 (GMT)
565 new cases and 28 new deaths in the United States

April 2 (GMT)

29874 new cases and 968 new deaths in the United States

April 1 (GMT)

alert 26473 new cases and 1049 new deaths in the United States


United States



edit on 3-4-2020 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)


well my bad i was thinking today was the 4th.

edit on 3-4-2020 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:06 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

Come back and check that April 3rd number at the end of the day.



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:07 AM
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It is 4/3 and 7am in the USA - the numbers for April 3rd aren’t complete yet. It will take more than a one day drop in the USA COVID-19 death toll to determine if number of deaths is decreasing.

a reply to: hounddoghowlie



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: Identified
see my edit.



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:10 AM
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Yeh, the US has only just started in most States and NYC and Detroit Metros haven't flattened the curve yet either.



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:19 AM
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originally posted by: Identified
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Yeh, the US has only just started in most States and NYC and Detroit Metros haven't flattened the curve yet either.


Yesterday NJ governor said the infected number is from 8 or 10 days ago because test results are backed up.



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:39 AM
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To be fair, they are really just talking about less interference/noise in their seismic measurements from the rumblings of civilization. The title is highly sensationalized if not intriguing. The ocean will definitely feel quiet though. Noise travels great distances out there. The skies are much more clear of contrails too.



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

Yes CO2 emissions are down.



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 08:08 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

Pretty cool!

Hopefully, when the world 'jump-starts' back up, there are no negative (seismic) consequences, from the vibration ramping back up.



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

It's at 28k new cases today and it's only 9am.



posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 07:37 PM
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We should do this once a year. Stock up and everyone shut down (except hospitals and necessities but pay them double for that month). Turn off all the city lights at night so that might help clear up all faucets of pollution at least for a little while. It would be nice to remember what real fresh air is again... if we've ever truly had it.



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