Week 2014.19 (May 11-17) ~ The Earth listening to itself

Sometimes listening to the Earth feels like paying a visit to a strange sonic zoo, with one exotic creature after another on display. Over here we have the persistent and meandering shhhhh of the Earth’s microseismic background, swelling and fading over the span of several days; over there we have the echoing whoop of earthquake-generated seismic waves ricocheting off mountain ranges and coastlines around the world for hours; and over here (especially towards the second half of this week) we have the jittery chatter of human activity in a nearby house as its occupants move about through the day. It’s a truly bizarre menagerie.
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