Definition of aseismic in English:

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aseismic

Pronunciation: /eɪˈsʌɪzmɪk/

adjective

Geology
Not characterized by earthquake activity.
Example sentences
  • Part of this complexity can be related to the presence of irregularities on the subducting plates, such as aseismic ridges and arc terranes.
  • Much recent work in the south and west Pacific has focused on the nature of uplift along the region's island arcs: either aseismic (vertical creep) or coseismic.
  • We want to understand the connections between aseismic deformation and earthquake occurrence.

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