seismic disturbance

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Noun1.seismic disturbance - an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
earthquake, quake, seism, temblor - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
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Once parameters for these terms were estimated, each term could then be held constant so that the effect of seismic disturbance could be tested.
A primary technical consideration for LIGO-India observatory site is low natural seismic disturbance which is not satisfied by possible sites in Gujarat.
The petition, which has more than 570 signatures, said: "There are growing concerns about the impact of exploratory drilling, particularly around noise, traf-fic, disturbance of water courses, the potential for seismic disturbance, industrialisation of the countryside and the impact on house prices.
Geological Survey reported a seismic disturbance centered near the site of the secretive regime's two previous nuclear tests.
ii) Sufficient global seismic disturbance to unroof all the lunar lava-tubes was generated by the handful of late sporadic impacts creating such 'recent' craters as Copernicus.
A multidisciplinary assessment of postglacial seismic disturbance: Miramichi area, New Brunswick, Canada.
Richter, is a logarithmic scale that expresses the magnitude of a seismic disturbance in terms of the energy dissipated.
Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.7 seismic disturbance at the site of North Korea's first nuclear test.There was no immediate information on the yield of the weapon used in Monday's test.
A durable material, it is prone to damage from structural settling, seismic disturbance, ultraviolet light and pollution.
And actually being in second place was considered such a seismic disturbance that the papers would trumpet 'what's gone wrong at Liverpool?'
It was not intended to be a permanent solution and is increasingly unstable, letting in rainwater and at risk of collapse due to seismic disturbance, extreme weather or further deterioration of the structure.
According to Chen, the piezoelectric actuator dampers can adjust or adapt to various responses, unlike the passive dampers commonly used in buildings to protect them from high winds and seismic disturbance.

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