The Earth is a planet in constant motion, although these motions are most often identified when natural disasters occur, such as earthquakes, which are generated by the collision or sliding of tectonic plates. Events that are often catastrophic, but which today still can not be accurately predicted.
But very few know that there is an oscillation, albeit a very slight one, described as micro-seismic, which inevitably occurs every 26 seconds, and covers the entire globe. A move, moreover, the cause of which is still unknown today.
The first to identify the mysterious oscillation was in the 1960s American geologist Jack Oliver of Columbia University. At that time, he could not record with instruments something so easy but constant. In the 1980s another researcher, Gary Holocomb, noticed that the oscillation was stronger during storms, but this phenomenon did not explain how it was generated, and where.
The location where the oscillation is thought to have its source
There are many theories, from the influence of sunlight, an underwater volcano or an unknown source of energy, but the most followed theory today is that the oscillation, harmonic and exact, comes from the ocean waves, which collide with the continental shelf.
An almost “symphonic” movement, perhaps as old as the Earth itself, which concerns almost the entire planet, begins in North America and ends in a collision in the Gulf of Guinea, where, according to the instruments, the oscillation originates every 26 seconds.
The year 2020 has been one of the most “silent” in modern history, with parts of human activities being blocked for months by anti-pandemic measures. The planet’s silence has further highlighted the permanent oscillation, and researchers believe that data collected during 2020 could once and for all explain the mystery of this phenomenon.