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Closures, curfews, “stay-at-home orders. SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has kept people around the world at home for weeks on end. As a direct consequence, it’s not just pollutants that were reduced in the atmosphere because fewer exhaust gases were being pumped out into the air. This standstill has managed to quieten down the earth herself, as there were fewer cars, trucks, trains, factories, mines, etc., to shake her up. This period of calm was also sensed by earthquake researchers. They could detect even the faintest signs of an earthquake far more effectively.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.