Scientists Discover Big Storms Can Create ‘Stormquakes’

The quakes are fairly common, but they weren't noticed before because they were considered seismic background noise.

  • Published 16 October 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes." The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor'easters can rumble like a magnitude 3.5 earthquake and can last for days, according to a study in this week's journal Geophysical Research Letters. The quakes are fairly common, but they weren't noticed before because they were considered seismic background noise. A stormquake is… Read at AP News