Impact of the earth's oscillations on the earthquakes
Abstract
In this work we have discovered that the global seismic activity undergoes a modulation with the period of 54 min. We assume that the modulation is caused by the fundamental spheroidal oscillations of the Earth 0S2. The hidden 54min periodicity of earthquakes was revealed by analyzing of earthquake catalogs using the method of epoch superposition and the spectral method. Initially we discovered some signs of the impact of 0S2 oscillations on the earthquakes accidentally when searching for an antipodal effect of the strong earthquakes. Subsequently we found independent evidence in favor of our hypothesis when analyzing human impact on the seismic activity. Namely, along with the spectral peak of the seismicity at the frequency of 0.277 mHz (which is clearly of anthropogenic origin) we found a more powerful peak at the frequency of 0.309 mHz, i.e. on the period of 54 min, which coincides with the period of the fundamental mode of eigen spheroidal oscillations of the Earth.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 July 2012
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1207.0365
 Bibcode:
 2012arXiv1207.0365G
 Keywords:

 Physics  Geophysics
 EPrint:
 13 pages, 6 figures