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 (kō-sīz′məl, -sīs′-) also co·seis·mic (-mĭk)
Relating to or designating a line connecting the points on a map that indicate the places simultaneously affected by an earthquake shock.
A coseismal line.
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Adj.1.coseismic - being where earthquake waves arrive simultaneously
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
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To address these issues for correct coseismic landslides mapping a new change-detection based technique of COSI-Corr has been successfully developed and adopted in the Haiti area after the 2010 earthquake(Saba et al., 2017).
and Salzer, J.: 2017, Coseismic deformation and triggered landslides of the 2016 [M.sub.w] 6.2 Amatrice earthquake in Italy.
According to the result of Wang and Liu-Zeng [14], the XYDF played a positive role in linking coseismic slip transfer between the BCF and PGF, which used a quasi-static stress analysis.
Lin, "The Aso-Bridge coseismic landslide: a numerical investigation of failure and runout behavior using finite and discrete element methods," Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 2018.
The term 'seismite' was introduced to describe the various coseismic effects of earthquakes on sediments that range from principally brittle deformation (e.g.
Rabus, "Coseismic deformation of the 2002 Denali fault earthquake: contributions from synthetic aperture radar range offsets," Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol.
Hudnut, "Coseismic fault slip associated with the 1992 Mw 6.1 Joshua Tree, California, earthquake: Implications for the Joshua Tree-Landers earthquake sequence," Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, vol.
(27) In an area where seismic activity is uncommon (28) and unlikely to have the effect of severing (through abrupt coseismic subsidence) connections between landmasses, this explanation may indeed recall the time when the land connections between the Vernon Islands and Melville Island became drowned, more likely as the sea rose over the land.