seismology

noun
seis·​mol·​o·​gy | \ sīz-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce seismology (audio) , sīs-\

Definition of seismology

: a science that deals with earthquakes and with artificially produced vibrations of the earth

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Other Words from seismology

seismological \ ˌsīz-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce seismological (audio) , ˌsīs-​ \ or less commonly seismologic \ ˌsīz-​mə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce seismologic (audio) , ˌsīs-​ \ adjective
seismologist \ sīz-​ˈmä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce seismologist (audio) , sīs-​ \ noun

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The volcano also erupted earlier this year, according to a statement from Guatemala’s seismology and volcanology institute, but that eruption was not deadly. Carolina Gamazo And Kate Linthicum, latimes.com, "Rescuers frantically dig through ash after Guatemala volcano kills at least 62," 4 June 2018 The lava flows reached temperatures of about 1,300 degrees, according to Eddy Sanchez, director of the country’s seismology and volcanology institute. Susan Hogan, Washington Post, "Volcano erupts in Guatemala, killing at least 25, injuring dozens more, officials say," 4 June 2018 The country’s seismology and volcanology institute warned of new flows descending Wednesday afternoon through canyons on the volcano’s western slope toward the Pantaleon River, carrying boulders and tree trunks. Washington Post, "At Guatemala volcano, time running out for rescue chances," 6 June 2018 The country's seismology and volcanology institute warned of new flows descending through canyons on the volcano's western slope toward the Pantaleon River, carrying boulders and tree trunks. Fox News, "At Guatemala volcano, weather and danger hinder search," 7 June 2018 Fortunately, very little of a cable’s capacity would have to be commandeered in service of seismology. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Seafloor fiber optic cables can work like seismometers," 15 June 2018 Currently the volcano continues to erupt and there exists a high potential for [pyroclastic] avalanches of debris,’’ the disaster agency said late Sunday via Twitter, quoting Sanchez, the director of the seismology and volcanology institute. Sonia Perez D., BostonGlobe.com, "Death toll in Guatemala volcano eruption now at 25," 4 June 2018 Lava began flowing down the mountain’s flank and across homes and roads around 4 p.m. Eddy Sanchez, director of the country’s seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit. Sonia Perez D., BostonGlobe.com, "Death toll in Guatemala volcano eruption now at 25," 4 June 2018 Lava began flowing down the mountain’s flank and across homes and roads around 4 p.m. Eddy Sanchez, director of the country’s seismology and volcanology institute, said the flows reached temperatures of about 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (700 Celsius). Time, "Guatemala's Fuego Volcano Erupts, Sending Lava Into Homes and Killing 25," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of seismology

1858, in the meaning defined above

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seismology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seismology

: the scientific study of earthquakes

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