from The Century Dictionary.
- Connected with or relating to the greatest overturning power of an earthquake-shock.
- noun In seismological nomenclature, a curve uniting points of maximum disturbance or “overthrow” (Mallet), or those at which the effects of any earthquake-shock have been felt with the greatest violence.
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This is easily explained by the fact that these buildings were often the only structures within the meizoseismal area, and built nearly everywhere in the most substantial manner.
Catalogue of Violent and Destructive Earthquakes in the Philippines With an Appendix: Earthquakes in the Marianas Islands 1599-1909
The dotted line within the curve marked 2 represents the boundary of the meizoseismal area, which, it will be observed, differs slightly from that given by
So far as can be judged from the evidence given by Mallet, the disturbed area seems to have been approximately of the same form and dimensions as the meizoseismal area, and elongated in the same direction, but concentric with the north-west focus.
It is not easy to form any precise image of the earthquake as it appeared to the terrified witnesses within the meizoseismal area.
At Potenza, which is not far from the same epicentre but a few miles outside the meizoseismal area, the separation was more pronounced.
For another reason, the records that were obtained in Japan of the earthquake of 1891 are trustworthy for little more than the short-period initial vibrations; for, owing to the passage of the surface-waves, visible in and near the meizoseismal area, the
At Dochgarroch and other places within the meizoseismal area, walls were cracked, chimneys thrown down, and lintels loosened.
Akasaka and other places in the meizoseismal area during the Japanese earthquake of 1891 (p. 186).
In the meizoseismal area, many persons saw waves crossing the surface of the ground.
For some hours the ground within the meizoseismal area is said to have trembled almost incessantly.
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