tiltmeter

noun
tilt·me·ter | \ˈtilt-ˌmē-tər \

Definition of tiltmeter 

: an instrument to measure the tilting of the earth's surface

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Every shiver of the ground, every exhalation of gas, every ripple of molten rock has been captured by an array of seismometers, tiltmeters, gas detectors, and airborne sensors. Author: Scott Wilson, Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, "As Kilauea erupts, volcanologists swarm: ‘I expect great science from this event’," 24 May 2018 Meanwhile, tiltmeter data, which measures deformation in the volcano’s shape, suggest the mountain is inflating with magma. Jon Emont, WSJ, "Inflating With Magma: The Signs That Bali’s Volcano Is About to Blow," 29 Sep. 2017 To monitor the volcano’s volatility, seismographs, strainmeters, geomagnetometers, infrasonic microphones and water-tube tiltmeters have been placed on the mountain’s slopes and around its 78-mile perimeter. Gilles Mingasson, Smithsonian, "Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japan," 29 May 2017 To monitor the volcano’s volatility, seismographs, strainmeters, geomagnetometers, infrasonic microphones and water-tube tiltmeters have been placed on the mountain’s slopes and around its 78-mile perimeter. Gilles Mingasson, Smithsonian, "Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japan," 2 May 2017

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1932, in the meaning defined above

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