Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Solid Earth, 12, 1411–1419, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1411-2021

Special issue: Social seismology – the effect of COVID-19 lockdown measures...

Solid Earth, 12, 1411–1419, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1411-2021

Research article 16 Jun 2021

Research article | 16 Jun 2021

The effect of confinement due to COVID-19 on seismic noise in Mexico

Xyoli Pérez-Campos et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 May 2021) by Tarje Nissen-Meyer(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Mexican seismic stations witnessed a reduction in noise level as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown strategies. The largest drop was observed in Hermosillo, which is also the city with the fastest noise-level recovery and a quick increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Since 1 June 2020, a traffic-light system has modulated the re-opening of economic activities for each state, which is reflected in noise levels. Noise reduction has allowed the identification and perception of smaller earthquakes.