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The seismographs are deployed for the National Science Foundation by a consortium of U.S. universities that acquires and distributes seismological data.
A helicopter flies in a lightweight drill rig to dig into bedrock or permafrost for the seismograph, said Bob Busby, transportable array manager for Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.
Instruments throughout the spacecraft, tuned like seismographs to every change in velocity or orientation, twitched in reaction to the sudden acceleration.
In 1988, during a home game, a crowd of near 80,000 reacted to the game’s final pass loudly enough to register as an earthquake by a seismograph located in LSU’s campus about 1,000 feet from the stadium.
The traditional way of understanding earthquakes is to examine a chart made by a seismograph: squiggles on a page that convey the characteristics of the Earth’s movement.
So when Ball fell from the sky and landed on the Golden One Center floor Friday night, the thud reverberated southward and played tricks with the CalTech seismograph.
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Origin and Etymology of seismograph
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1858See Words from the same year
SEISMOGRAPH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seismograph for English Language Learners
: a device that measures and records the movement of the earth during an earthquake
SEISMOGRAPH Defined for Kids
Definition of seismograph for Students
: a device that measures and records vibrations of the earth
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