Definition of coseismal in English:

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coseismal

Pronunciation: /kōˈsīsməl/

adjective

Relating to points on the earth’s surface affected by an earthquake simultaneously.
Example sentences
  • The purpose of the coseismal curves based upon these records is in general two - fold.
  • Several of Bull's research sites are within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks since they are close enough to the San Andreas Fault for coseismal rock falls.
  • The field oscillation measurements allow to discover coseismal, near seismic and pre-seismic electromagnetism.

noun

A line on a map connecting coseismal points.
Example sentences
  • The rupture has declared itself in an unmistakable rift observable at the surface, and coseismals are therefore unnecessary for the determination if this important factor.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from co- 'jointly' + seismal (from Greek seismos 'earthquake', from seien 'to shake').

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: co·seis·mal

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