Seismology

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Seismology Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the branch of geology that studies earthquakes

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  • the branch of geology that studies earthquakes

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Seismology Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Seismology is the study of what is under the surface of the Earth by measuring vibrations on the Earth's surface. A person who does this is called a seismologist.

It is part of the science of geophysics, which studies the physics of the processes that formed the Earth and other planets.

Seismology is done by seismologists and geophysicists using devices to pick up the vibrations called geophones, hydrophones or seismometers.

Seismology can either be passive, just listening to vibrations caused by earthquakes and volcanic activity, or active, using small explosive charges to send vibrations into the ground.



Seismology Sample Sentences in News


  • Editorial: A tremor and some questions
    THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) listed the tremor that struck at past 9 a.m. yesterday and whose epicenter it located at eight kilometers southwest of Buenavista town in Bohol as a 4.7 magnitude earthquake. It wasn’t as strong as the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit mainly... Read more on this news related to 'Seismology'
  • Phivolcs: No tsunami threat in Philippines
    CEBU -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said there is no tsunami threat in the Philippines following the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on Monday morning. Read more on this news related to 'Seismology'
  • Fog envelops parts of UAE
    The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology said relative humidity is expected to rise by night and early morning over some coastal and internal areas until Wednesday, resulting in foggy conditions. The temperature on Monday is expected to hit a high of 39 degrees Celcius in internal areas, and will dip to 13 degrees Celcius in mountainous areas. The weather Read more on this news related to 'Seismology'

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