Current State of Seismic Emission Associated with Solar Flares

Diana Besliu-Ionescu, Alina Donea, Paul Cally

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Certain solar flares are followed by photospheric seismic emission, also known as sunquakes. Sunquakes were predicted more than 40 years ago, but observed for the first time 20 years ago. A valid scenario that would fit all discoveries made so far is still missing. This paper summarises the current state of the literature concerning sunquakes. It describes all published reports of known seismic sources to date and presents possible triggering mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalSun and Geosphere
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Sun: flares
  • Sun: helioseismology
  • sunquakes
  • solar flares

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