Definition of microseism in English:

microseism

Line breaks: micro|seism
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪkrəʊˌsʌɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

Geology
  • A very small earthquake, less than 2 on the Richter scale.
    More 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

adjective
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  • 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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