Effects of Coronavirus on Earth: Lockdown in many parts of the world due to COVID-19 has not only developed the door of the nature in the cities but also reduced the seismic vibrations of the earth itself.
Reports of air pollution, water pollution and noise pollution have come down from many parts of the world facing lockdown. On the one hand, people must have to reduce the pace of their lives and countries in their economy due to new cases of coronavirus constantly, while on the other hand, nature seems to be adjusting this opportunity.
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According to experts from the Royal Observatory of Belgium, the pollution in the upper surface of the earth has reduced due to the ongoing lockdown in many parts of the world. Earthquake scientists or seismologists have found a decrease in the seismic noise and vibration of the earth. ‘Seismic noise’ is that noise, which is heard as a noise inside the earth due to the vibration on the outer surface of the earth i.e. the crust.
Researchers and geologists resort to a detector reading to accurately measure this sound, which is buried at a depth of 100 meters above the surface of the Earth. But at present, due to the very low human activity that causes vibration on the surface of the earth, this sound is being calculated on the surface itself.
In fact, in a natural event like an earthquake, there are movements in the crust of the earth, similar movements like the movement of vehicles on the surface of the earth at a very low level, all kinds of human activities like moving machines, rail traffic, construction work, drilling in the ground.
Due to the lack of such human movements due to lockdown, its effect is seen on the internal vibrations of the earth. By recording these vibrations, scientists not only gather more and more information about the Earth but also try to assess the upcoming earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Till now such a decrease in vibrations was seen even at that time of the year during which people are on long holidays.
Infrasound frequencies of 1 to 20 Hz are mostly caused by human activity. Looking at the example of the Belgian city of Brussels, due to the lockdown implemented since mid-March, there has been a huge reduction of 30 to 50 percent. Geologists have seen such trends in many big cities like Paris, London, Los Angeles.
Due to the nationwide lockdown implemented in India since 24 March, the pace of human activities has stopped in many parts of the country and during this time nature seems to be doing its own repair. The people of Jalandhar in Punjab have shared such pictures in the past, in which people are seeing the peaks of the Dhauladhar mountain range located in Himachal Pradesh.
Seeing the Yamuna river flowing through Delhi so clearly, people are also surprised. Over the years, different governments have created various schemes and committees and spent so much money to try to clean the river, but the results have never been seen, which have come out automatically during the lockdown.
Many people from different parts of the world have advised their governments to consider the idea of giving nature a similar break of few days every year even after the corona crisis has passed.
A 21-day lockdown has been announced across the country to break the Coronavirus infection chain. Trains, buses, factories are all closed except for essential services in the country. People are locked in their homes.
People have faced some problems in the lockdown, but the positive aspect of it is that the air is blowing in the atmosphere.
The beauty of rivers, mountains, trees have been enhanced due to imprisonment in human homes.
There is a significant reduction in pollution due to the lack of vehicles on the roads. In the national capital Delhi where the air is generally very bad, the AQI was also recorded below 95 last week.
Mumbai has also recorded a drastic drop in air pollution. This is the case of big cities in the country. Due to the lack of polluted water from the factories during the lockdown, the major rivers of the country, Ganga-Yamuna, are flowing clean and flowing. After the quality of the air, seeing the clear waters of the Ganges and the Yamuna, it seems that the lockdown has done the work that governments did not do for many years.
Due to the lockdown, factories and industries are all closed, so the dirty water coming out from here is not polluting these rivers.
Haridwar and Kashi Ghats are also visible due to lack of crowd. These beautiful pictures of nature are being shared widely on social media.
Due to less pollution, the sky is also clear. The mountains of Dhauladhar Range, known as ‘White Mountains’ of the Himalayan Mountains in Himachal Pradesh, have started appearing from Jalandhar.
Tourists reach Dharamshala from far off places to see these mountains, but due to less pollution, this mountain range is visible to the people of Jalandhar from the rooftops of their home and people are also sharing its photos on social media.
This time 7 lakh 90 thousand Olive Ridley turtles have arrived on the beach of Odisha to lay eggs. In fact, since the time people are locked in homes in the country, the supernatural beauty of nature has also started to shine.