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- adjective geology
- adjective geology applied to earth fault slip movement that does not produce any seismic shock.
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Scientists believe the Pacific plate usually slides under the Tonga block with most of the stress being relieved by moderate quakes and gradual creeping motion - known as aseismic slip - rather than producing great quakes, Koper says.
While the southern section of the fault and the parts through Parkfield experience earthquakes, the rest of the central section of the fault exhibits a phenomenon called aseismic creep.
I was recently approched by one of my friends to find out if I might know anyone "back home" who is willing to host aseismic station on thier land.
The interiors of the plates themselves are largely free of large earthquakes, that is, they are aseismic.
Such pent-up energy will be released, either abruptly, adding to the severity of a future earthquake, or more benignly as aseismic creep
The 1989 Loma Prieta quake filled a gap that had been aseismic since 1906
n. - one without a shadow: applied to the inhabitants of the torrid zone, where the sun is vertical at noon for a few days every year aseismic adj. - free from earthquakes; designed to withstand earthquakes. aseismatic, adj. reducing or withstanding effect of earthquakes.
"The quiet or aseismic motions provide insight into the processes that produce earthquakes.