Earth Has A 27.5-million-year ‘Heartbeat,’ But No One Knows Why

According to Scientists, Earth Has a Geologic activity or Heartbeat of about 27.5 million years, similar to humans and many other animals.


Geologists have long been investigating the long-term orientation of geographical events. A recent analysis of 89 well-understood geological events from 260 million years shows a 27.5 million year catastrophe in eight sets of world events that change the world in small geographical times.

Many geologists believe that geography is unplanned overtime, ”said Michael Rampino, a New York University geologist and lead author of the study, in 2021, also stated;
“But our research provides statistical evidence for a general cycle, which suggests that these geologic events are related and unplanned.”

Also read: How does the Earth’s Magnetic field affect Life on Earth?

What Will Be The Outcome From This Event?

The collision of combined geological events including volcanic activity, mass extinction, plate reclassification, and sea level rise is moving at a very high rate, with a 27.5 million year cycle of catastrophic change and flow.

These events include extinction at sea and offshore, major ocean-anoxic events, continental flood or basalt eruptions, sea level fluctuations, global pulses of intraplate magmatism, and periods of change in sea-level distribution and plate reclassification.

These cyclic pulses of tectonics and climate change may be the result of geophysical processes related to the rotation of plate tectonics and mantle plumes, or else they may coincide with astronomical cycles associated with earth motion in the Solar System and the Galaxy. Research suggests that we have another 20 million years before the next ‘pulse’ takes place.

Read: What is Earth’s geological pulse? (A complete study)

Earth’s Heartbeat And Its Effect To Humans

This heartbeat is named after Winfried Otto Schumann, in honor of his work of international soundtrack in the mid-1950’s. This was first discovered in the 1960’s. The waves were moving between high and low frequencies at a basic frequency of 7.83 Hz – commonly referred to as ‘heartbeat’.

The reason for this change is due to the variability of the ionosphere and the main factor here is the intensity of the sun’s rays. The ionosphere becomes smaller at night and larger during the day.

Another factor influencing the resonance potential of lightning regions around the world – regions such as Asia, Africa and South America.

Schumann Resonances can affect people. Previous research (highlighted by BigThink) has suggested that these waves actually affect humans. A 2006 study found that waves can be linked to different types of brain waves. They called this ‘real-time coherence’ in the difference between Schumann and brain activity within the 6 to 16 Hz band.

In another 2016 study, conducted by the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory of Canada’s Laurentian University observed 238 out of 184 people over a three-and-a-half-year period showed unusual and unpredictable similarities in spectral patterns and energy of man-made electromagnetic fields. brain function and Earth-ionospheric resonance.

Some have even linked Schumann Resonance of 7.83 Hz with hypnosis, meditation and growth hormone in humans, although there is no concrete scientific evidence to support these claims.

In the realm of ‘new age science,’ many believe that Schumann Resonance can also be influenced by human consciousness. Thus a global increase in anxiety, tension or stress (similar to what happened in the first months of the epidemic) could affect Schumann Resonance. Besides, even an unusual spike in these waves can affect humans and animals.


While all of this sounds scary, one can ignore it due to the lack of scientific support behind these theories. But if it can be proved to be true in the future, it is an interesting idea though.

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