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- n. A person who is skilled at, professes, or practices seismology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scientific investigator or student of earthquake phenomena; one who endeavors, by the aid of seismometric observations, to arrive at the more important facts connected with the origin and distribution of earthquakes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a geophysicist who studies earthquakes and the mechanical characteristics of the Earth
Brian Baptie, a seismologist from the British Geological Survey, said: "Indonesia is one of the most seismically active places on Earth, so there's always going to be a chance of a volcano erupting around the same time as an earthquake."
"It's hard to even imagine just how much water was displaced," said Lynda Lastowka, seismologist at the United States Geological Survey.
Thomas Heaton, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology, expects a similar large quake along a subduction zone in northwestern North America, at some point in the future.
But it's really semantics right now, Paul Earle, seismologist at the National Earthquake Information Center, said.
Abigail, that seismologist seems to have gotten it exactly backwards.
In March, a Leading Edge journal study led by seismologist Brian Stump of Southern Methodist University in Dallas suggested hydraulic fracturing had triggered small earthquakes in Texas in 2008 and 2009, when flowback water was "deep-injected" onto an earthquake fault, one method of getting rid of wastewater that doesn't let it flow into streams.
One seismologist said the depth of Wednesday's quake -- 90 miles -- meant damage was unlikely.
A one time seismologist who used to predict earthquakes, Schnapp now predicts a mini-market explosion in reaction to her higher than expected jobs numbers, something on the order, she figures, of a Dow rise on Friday of between 150 and 180 points.
The toll was much greater than in September for three reasons, according to John Townend, a seismologist based at Victoria University of Wellington.
"The critical issue with this earthquake was that the epicenter was at shallow depth under Christchurch, so many people were within 10 to 20 kilometers 6 to 12 miles of the fault rupture," said Gary Gibson, a seismologist at Australia's Melbourne University.
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