Superstorm Earth-like Worlds Discovered Shook the Earth

When hurricane sandy struck the United States on October 30, it's not just devastate the East Coast, he shook the earth as far away as the West Coast, producing tiny fluctuations in the Earth's crust, which were picked up by seismometers. Researchers can use this activity to trace the path of the storm. Now, they say that the analysis of the last records of these fluctuations can help them to discern whether climate change influenced the amount of storminess for the world's oceans in recent decades.

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  1. avatar Agus Insua Says:
    June 25, 2013

    I think the scientiests should check into HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) cause and and effects on earth climate.

  2. avatar Diego Jimenez Says:
    June 25, 2013

    Very wise comment. if you look back on radar imagery just before/during/after the storm, you will see very strange radar anomalies coming up from puerto rico, and intersecting the storm when it was running up the east coast beside north carolina.

    just so happens there is a haarp like facility down close to puerto rico.

  3. avatar Parlamento de Cantabria Says:
    June 25, 2013

    Sandy was a category one hurricane ....get that a 1 it was large in size but the fact that New England had a hurricane is not unprecedented. The Idea that we can measure it by seismology has more to do with improved instrumentation or possible bothering to look than the "super storm" . Yes Sandy caused damage and thankfully it was not as powerful as the one in 1938 or Gloria.

  4. avatar Julian Diaz Says:
    June 25, 2013

    And it is called preparing. When warned of a hurricane, buy water, non perishable food, and batteries, can opener, cash on hand and a charged cell phone. Also a weather radio is helpful. Keep your car full of gas. And if you live in a low lying area, evacuate. Hurricane preparedness 101.

  5. avatar Ana Abascal Says:
    June 25, 2013

    The only reason it did so much damage is because New York and New Jersey built right on the water and had no sea walls. Of course it is going to inundate these areas. I think most posting on here taking issue with it being a "super" hurricane are from the Gulf Coast. We take the advice of our leaders and leave the coast when one of these suckers are headed our way. It is the storm surge you have to fear. As to Katrina, it was not the hurricane that did all the damage. It was the breaking of the canal that did the damage. The Gulf Coast prepares for these storms annually. It is just a fact of life. By the way, we would have welcomed this storm in Texas.

  6. avatar Antonio Garcia Says:
    June 25, 2013

    This kind of research can benefit from the higher math skills of Physicist who casually use as many CPU's as are available to do complex data analysis. It would be really a great achievement if we could cheaply track hurricanes just by the earth tremors they create. Scientists might discover that we could have better tracked the directions storms were moving in and where they would hit land. Universities shift what work they do in direct response to the opportunities available for research grants that basically are the main financial support of graduate students and Post Doc researchers. Research of this nature though would not require the big budgets of life science research.

  7. avatar Ion dovidenco Says:
    June 25, 2013

    Here in the Western U. S. are chief hazards of concern are volcanoes, weather, climate change that can make drinking water unavailable, and the long term uncertainty as to whether or not the Yellowstone National Park Super Volcano caldera may someday erupt and severely hard many states. Near known fault line there is always ongoing concern about earth tremors. Each region of the U. S. has its one most relevant hazards to worry about.

  8. avatar Roberto Plata Says:
    June 25, 2013

    I'm trying to respond in a productive manner in which I don't tell you to fornicate yourself... however I'm really not feeling it... people died in this storm, millions were without power, and even more damage was done to homes, buildings, roads, etc... There are still, now, April 2013, homes that are not habitable after Sandy smashed them to pieces.

  9. avatar Freddie Mendez Says:
    June 25, 2013

    I am sick of people calling themselves scientists that are not. If you discover something new and jump to conclusions you are not using the scientific method. I know you have to guess what direction to go sometimes but it shouldn't be in the news this soon, because people take it as being factual. And to think off the back that it is going to prove climate change is only going to bring bias into the study, making it worthless. I am not arguing climate change here, only that there are a lot of people trying to make a name for themselves and they are using "science" as the vehicle to do so. Sickening, because I love science.

  10. avatar Sergio Pena Says:
    June 25, 2013

    The language grows by adding new words constantly- slang, technology, even Madison Avenue have changed the way we speak. The term "Superstorm" has become part of the popular lexicon- and it beats many others I've seen in recent use, like "derp".

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