New seismic phenomenon discovered, named stormquakes

National Geographic | Oct 16, 2019 at 5:58 PM
  • Below the rumble of passing cars, chirping birds, and rustling leaves, the Earth is constantly humming.
  • Geologists can identify these events by the seismic waves they generate, picked up on sensitive instruments known as seismometers.
  • Fan and his colleagues hope that stormquakes could help future researchers better understand ocean dynamics or even earth structure.