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


  • Continuous seismic, volcanic activity in Mayon
    THE Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recorded three volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours in the area around Mayon Volcano in Albay. The... Read more on this news related to 'Seismology'
  • Phivolcs contemplates lowering Mayon alert level
    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) may lower the Mayon volcano alert level if the volcano's activity continued to be "quiet." Read more on this news related to 'Seismology'
  • Don't fear quake in South, says expert
    A Prince of Songkla University's seismology expert urged Thai public not to panic over yesterday 5.3-magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre was in the sea off northern Sumatra. Its slight tremors could be felt in Phang Nga and Phuket provinces. Read more on this news related to 'Seismology'

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