Can One Earthquake Trigger Another On The Other Side Of The World? by William Chase
There's a good chance you experienced an earthquake today. Every day there are hundreds of thousands of earthquakes all over the world, except most are so small they are never felt. But what happens when a big quake strikes? Disaster, destruction, and more earthquakes. Sure, large quakes trigger aftershocks, but it turns out that they can also trigger other earthquakes at long distances, even on the other side of the world. This essay walks through the fascinating phenomenon of remotely triggered earthquakes and explains the science behind them.