seismic activity

aardbevingsaktiviteit, aardbeving

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  • Seismic response of landfill — Solid waste landfills can be affected by seismic activity. The tension in a landfill liner rises significantly during an earthquake, and can lead to stretching or tearing of the material.[1] The top of the landfill may crack, and methane… …   Wikipedia

  • seismic — [[t]sa͟ɪzmɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Seismic means caused by or relating to an earthquake. Earthquakes produce two types of seismic waves... The latest seismic activity was also felt in northern Kenya …   English dictionary

  • seismic — seis|mic [ˈsaızmık] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1800 1900; : Greek; Origin: seismos shock, earthquake , from seiein to shake ] 1.) technical relating to or caused by ↑earthquakes ▪ increased seismic activity 2.) very great, serious, or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seismic — seis|mic [ saızmık ] adjective 1. ) relating to EARTHQUAKES: seismic activity 2. ) causing a very great change in a situation: a seismic shift in people s attitudes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seismic — UK [ˈsaɪzmɪk] / US adjective 1) science relating to earthquakes seismic activity 2) causing a very great change in a situation a seismic shift in people s attitudes …   English dictionary

  • seismic gap — the part of an active fault that has experienced little or no seismic activity for a long period, indicating the buildup of stresses that are useful in predicting earthquakes. * * * …   Universalium

  • seismic — adjective technical connected with or caused by earthquakes or powerful explosions: an increase in seismic activity …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • seismic gap — the part of an active fault that has experienced little or no seismic activity for a long period, indicating the buildup of stresses that are useful in predicting earthquakes …   Useful english dictionary

  • activity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ frantic, frenetic, heightened, increased, intense ▪ The scene was one of frenetic activity. ▪ criminal, illegal …   Collocations dictionary

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