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


  • Mayon permanent danger zone extended to 11 km
    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has extended the permanent danger zone around Mayon Volcano to 11 kilometers (km). Phivolcs director Renato Solidum said a team of geodetic engineers and geologists were helping the provincial government of Albay install the new markers. “We will mark 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11-km danger zones tempora Read more on this news related to 'Seismology'
  • Aftershocks expected from N. Cotabato quake
    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned yesterday of aftershocks from a magnitude-5 quake that hit North Cotabato on Wednesday.  Phivolcs said the quake reportedly damaged houses in Barangay Bacung, public school buildings in Barangay Tuburan and a Protestant church in Barangay Banayal, all in Tulunan towns. Local officials also r Read more on this news related to 'Seismology'
  • Phivolcs to place sturdier markers around Mayon’s danger zone
    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology will place sturdier markers defining the danger zone around restive Mayon Volcano, after finding some of the markers may have been moved. Read more on this news related to 'Seismology'

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