The COVID-19 lockdown caused seismic activity to halve around the world

Stay-at-home orders caused a massive reduction in seismic activity caused by humans. Image: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Paula Koelemeijer

Royal Society University Research Fellow, Royal Holloway

Stephen Hicks

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Seismology, Imperial College London


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This seismic noise quiet period is the longest and most prominent on record. Image: Science Magazine
Even quieter areas experienced reductions in seismic noise. Image: DAVID ARQUIMBAU SINTES/EPA

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