On a possible seismomagnetic effect in the topside ionosphere

V. V. Hegai, V. P. Kim, J. Y. Liu

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In this paper we present the results of the computation of the electric and magnetic fields produced in the ionosphere by the near-earth seismogenic disturbance in the vertical atmospheric electrostatic field under different ionospheric conditions. It is shown that in the nighttime ionosphere during solar minimum and inside large-scale plasma bubbles, the magnitude of the transverse electric field can attain ∼0.2 and 1.0 mV/m, respectively. The seismomagnetic effect with the magnitude of ∼13 pT is predicted in the topside daytime and nighttime ionosphere at any solar activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707-1713
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Issue number8
StatePublished - 15 Oct 2015


  • Earthquake precursor
  • Electrostatic field
  • Ionosphere
  • Seismomagnetic effect


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