No Daily Or Weekly Pattern To Earthquakes In Western U.S.

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 02:35 in Earth & Climate

Daily traffic and noisy machines mask the vibrations caused by earthquakes, making seismic stations unable to detect many M >1 earthquakes. As a result, more earthquakes appear to happen on Sundays and late at night when people and machines are at rest, according to a new study of the apparent daily and weekly periodicity of seismic activity.

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