• Posts Tagged ‘Seismology’

    Strange Science: Listening to Earthquake Data

    by  • March 22, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Large crack in road surface caused by earthquake

    Seismologists have an overabundance of seismic data and not enough time to sift through it all. In order to make their lives a little easier, seismologists at Northwestern University have launched a program called “Earthquake Detective.” Through this program, they’re able to get non-scientists to help them process the data. The trick is in...

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    Strange Science: World-Wide Waves

    by  • January 4, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Map of Mayotte

    Seismic activity in one location often has effects on other locations, as certain seismic waves travel over great distances. What’s more unusual is when this sort of seismic wave travels the world without a precipitating seismic event. On November 11, 2018, seismic waves originating off the coast of Mayotte, a tiny island between Mozambique...

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