Definition of microseism in English:

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microseism

Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrōˌsīzəm/

noun

Geology
A very small earthquake, less than 2 on the Richter scale.
Example sentences
  • The microseisms are located and the data is used to create maps of the hydraulic fracture geometry.
  • Collectively, these ocean microseisms have an annual cumulative seismic energy comparable to that generated from earthquakes, said Kedar.
  • Scientists believed that microseisms are generated when the large ocean waves of hurricanes interfere or strike a coastline.

Derivatives

microseismic

Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrōˌsīzmik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Corrections have to be made for such things as the frictional and buoyancy effects of the residual gases in the chamber, and for microseismic activity, which accelerates the entire instrument.
  • When waves hit the shores of North America, all over the edges of the continent, they collectively produce a low reverberation roughly every six seconds, a microseismic growl that peaks at 0.16 hertz.
  • These microseismic events are recorded on surface using the Paladin data acquisition system.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·seism

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