The earthquake is one of the most devastating natural disasters. Experts said whether it is safe to be on the plane during seismic shocks.
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Earthquakes are considered tremors that can throw books off shelves, shake trees, and even destroy buildings. A person can interact with a part of the Earth where there is a layer of gas 1000 km high. An earthquake that occurs at the bottom of the ocean affects the water and provokes a tsunami. For this reason, experts are confident that seismic waves can interact with air.
When tremors leave the earth's crust and enter the atmosphere, they become sound waves with a frequency that humans are unable to perceive. A large number of sounds can be heard during an earthquake. However, the human ear does not hear the shocks themselves. The term “attenuation”, which is used by physicists, is the tendency of a wave to lose energy over time and distance. As a result, music played at one end of the room can be heard much quieter at the other.
The intensity of light that passes through water or layers of the atmosphere decreases as a result of attenuation. For this reason, in an airplane located at an altitude of 7 to 13 km, a person will not be able to feel the earthquake, but he will also not hear the sounds it creates. Thanks to this, experts concluded that an airplane in the air is the safest place during seismic shocks.