COVID-19 Societal Response Captured by Seismic Noise in China and Italy

@article{Xiao2020COVID19SR,
  title={COVID-19 Societal Response Captured by Seismic Noise in China and Italy},
  author={Han Xiao and Zachary C. Eilon and Chen Ji and Toshiro Tanimoto},
  journal={Seismological Research Letters},
  year={2020}
}
Seismic noise with frequencies above 1 Hz is often called “cultural noise” and is generally correlated quite well with human activities. Recently, cities in mainland China and Italy imposed restrictions on travel and day-to-day activity in response to COVID-19, which gave us an unprecedented opportunity to study the relationship between seismic noise above 1 Hz and human activities. Using seismic records from stations in China and Italy, we show that seismic noise above 1 Hz was primarily… 

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