Definition of isoseismal in English:

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isoseismal

Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪzm(ə)l/

adjective

Geology
Relating to or denoting lines on a map connecting places where an earthquake was experienced with equal strength.
Example sentences
  • Figure 1 is an isoseismal map of the earthquake zone, showing the distribution of intensities of shaking, with contours of equal intensity.
  • Robert Mallet's detailed study of the 1857 Naples earthquake resulted in the first known isoseismal map.

Derivatives

isoseismic

adjective
Example sentences
  • An isoseismic map of the Chi-Chi Earthquake enabled us to clarify the geography of the disaster area and the impact zone.

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