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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