seis·​mo·​gram | \ ˈsīz-mə-ˌgram How to pronounce seismogram (audio) , ˈsīs-\

Definition of seismogram

: the record of an earth tremor by a seismograph

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Magnitude was about how big the waves were on a seismogram at a particular distance from the epicenter. Rong-gong Lin Ii,, "Ridgecrest earthquake was intense. Exactly how strong was it?," 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of seismogram

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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