Earlier this month, seismic stations from Madagascar to Canada raised mysterious waves that burst for more than 20 minutes, unknown…
Earlier this month, seismic stations from Madagascar to Canada raised mysterious waves that burst for more than 20 minutes, unknown to most.
Researchers and earthquake enthusiasts who detected the signals have reduced the rise to a region just offshore on the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.
But nobody is absolutely sure what caused the weird event.
The slow waves discovered from Mayotte on November 11 are those commonly seen after major earthquakes and are known for traveling great distances – but no such earthquake took place.
Researchers and earthquake enthusiasts who discovered the signals have reduced the appearance of a region just outside the island of Mayotte (shown) in the Indian Ocean. But nobody is absolutely sure what caused the strange event
“I do not think I’ve seen anything like that,” Göran Ekström, a seismologist at Columbia University specializing in unusual earthquakes, told National Geographic.
However, he adds: “It does not mean that in the end the cause of them is so exotic.”
A twisted twisted wire from the seismology community first revealed the strange phenomenon of the morning of November 11th.
A Twitter thread that received attention from the seismology community first revealed editing the strange phenomenon on the morning of November 11th. Scientists and earthquake enthusiasts have worked to limit it.
“This is a strange and unusual seismic signal,” Twitter user @ matarikipax wrote along with a seismographer reading from Kilima Mbogo, Kenya.
In today’s day, other chimeras can be seen in the conversation to point out where other low-frequency waves were discovered: Chile, New Zealand, Canada and Hawaii.
The signals created by Mayotte’s waves came clean, with a zigzagging pattern, mainly of a type of wave, which took 17 seconds to repeat, according to National Geographic.
Waves as this is called monochromatic.
The strange waves were originally traced to an origin 15 miles outside of the French island of Mayotte
Researchers work to understand what spurred the mysterious waves of that day. So far, many suspects that they are related to an ongoing seismic swarm in the region that began in May of May.
But even then there was no equivalent earthquake on November 11th.
Researchers with the French Geological Survey (BRGM) say that there may be a signal that magma under the volcanic island shifts offshore.
Others say it may have been a “slow” earthquake that simply passed unnoticed or underwater outbreak.
“Confirmation of Place Places the Near Comoros”, the researcher who made the findings say.
Experts say that the complex geology in the region further correlates the problem, possibly filtering some waves to make the pure signal, NatGeo reports.
Researchers plan to explore the ocean to find out some further information that can help explain the mysterious phenomenon.
But at this stage, experts agree that it’s just too much we do not know to say what really should be blamed.
The size of an earthquake refers to the measurement of energy released during the earthquake.
Size is calculated from measurements on seismographs.
An earthquake intensity refers to how strong the shake produced by the feeling is.
A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Channel Islands off the southern California coast Thursday at. 10.30
According to the United States Geological Survey, “intensity is determined by the effects on humans, human structures and the natural environment.”
Earthquakes are derived from the Earth’s surface in a region called hypocrites.
During an earthquake, part of a seismograph remains stationary and some moves with the Earth’s surface.
The earthquake is then measured by the difference in positions of still images and moving parts of the seismograph.