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Seismic sensors record a hurricane’s roar

August 3, 2018

The instruments installed at Global Seismographic Network (GSN) stations were designed to record Earth’s vibrations, but they sometimes pick up sound waves from unexpected sources. For example, newly installed infrasound sensors at a station on Puerto Rico recorded the passage of Hurricane Maria on 20 September 2017.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Seismic sensors record a hurricane’s roar
DOI 10.1029/2018EO102963
Authors David C. Wilson, Peter Davis, Carl Ebeling, Charles R. Hutt, Katrin Hafner
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Earth and Space Science News
Index ID 70199354
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geologic Hazards Science Center

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