- The tiny island & # 39; Mayotte has been hit by six months & # 39; earthquakes May to November.
- Then, on 11 & # 39; in November, has been measured "ring" around the World monotonous long.
- Scientists say they've "never seen anything like it".
On 11 & # 39; November low trainers began shore of a small island east & # 39; Mayotte, placed between the northern tip of Madagascar and Malawi to the west on the African continent.
Did not make the news in & # 39; at that time because nobody ħassha.
It makes the news right now, however, because it looks like just raised on the planet.
"The waves blur across Africa, the ringing of the sensors in Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia", Maya Wei-Haas reported for National Geographic. "They crossed the vast ocean, commissioning across Chile, New Zealand, Canada, Hawaii and even almost 11,000 miles away."
What makes so much noise is both interesting things which everyone – scientists and backyard enthusiasts alike – can be agreed. namely:
- They have never seen this before recorded, and;
- M & # 39; & # 39 should get an idea; it is going.
There were a lot of people wondering and teorizza:
But chat is still going more than two weeks.
Despite the fact that seismic waves happened around the world for 20 minutes, it seems that we were lucky that we know nothing happened. Lucky enough, say, to a entużjatur of & # 39; earthquake in New Zealand goes by the handle @matarikipax, Noticed unusual sign in registrations in & # 39; real-time & # 39; Geological Survey & # 39; USA.
In fact, @matarikipax note:
And curiosity began to build immediately.
University & # 39; Plymouth Geology graduate and founder & # 39; Bulletin & # 39; Earthquake UK Jamie Gurney said he "had no idea if a similar overall signal & # 39; this nature has ever been observed".
volcanologists Dr Robin George Andrews Mayotte was followed by noting that "strange double & # 39; shield volcano" – but the last known eruption was "2,050 BCE".
During the NatGeo, Wei Haas went to work, spending the next two weeks interviewing experts and enthusiasts, try to reach the bottom of the mystery.
Many agreed on the waves, a "circle & # 39; frequency" of & # 39; very surprising frequency & # 39; frequency of their global reach, were unique.
"I do not think I have seen anything like this," said University of seismologists & # 39; Columbia Göran Ekström. And he specializes in unusual earthquakes.
It is most & # 39; investigative science fascinating look & # 39; forward because the waves & # 39; Mayotte are so alien.
Bizzarjament, the waves came after Prolonged Series & # 39; "traditional earthquakes" ended. Are shaking the island from May.
Maybe get eruption. Perhaps a whole new island, even.
Can & # 39; getting ngħadduha as just another tremor, because all we know is something moved.
But something was large enough to shake the world.
You & # 39; read more about it on National Geographic.