Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why
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October 23, 201910 min read, 2052 words

Strange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows whyStrange waves rippled around the world, and nobody knows why

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Published: October 23, 2019  |  10 min read, 2052 words
On the morning of November 11, just before 9:30 UT, a mysterious rumble rolled around the world. The seismic waves began roughly 15 miles off the shores of Mayotte, a French island sandwiched between Africa and the northern tip of Madagascar. The waves buzzed across Africa, ring...
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Investigative
September 22, 2020
Nice science reporting here on what appears to be a bit of a scientific mystery. The Author does a good job of letting the scientists and researchers speak for themselves without interposing her own views. Informative, and the comments, particularly those of a seemingly wildly speculative nature, from those studying the matter make for interesting, even entertaining, reading. Good links provide context and a plethora of further reading for the amateur sleuths among us. Well done and a worthwhile investment of one's time. Four stars!
September 22, 2020
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Investigative
October 24, 2019
Great write up about the phenomenon of waves by Mayotte. In depth enough to bring anyone up to speed, not overly complex to require knowledge of jargon, or geology in detail.
October 24, 2019
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Speculation
October 24, 2019
A very good look at this strange phenomenon and an easy read for any level of reader. I appreciate how author Maya Wei-Haas allowed the people she quoted in the piece to speculate, but also made it perfectly clear that at this stage everything we know about the occurrence is unconfirmed. This is a perfect example of how speculation can make a piece better, so long as it's properly labeled as such.
October 24, 2019
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