Storms trigger giant waves in the sea, which cause another type of wave. These secondary waves then interact with the sea floor. Photo: EPA

Scientists discover big storms can create ‘stormquakes’

  • The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and can rumble like a magnitude-3.5 earthquake and can last for days
  • Storms trigger giant waves in the sea, which cause another type of wave. These secondary waves then interact with the sea floor
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Storms trigger giant waves in the sea, which cause another type of wave. These secondary waves then interact with the sea floor. Photo: EPA
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