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Seismologist   /sˌaɪzmˈɑlədʒəst/   Listen

A geophysicist who studies earthquakes and the mechanical characteristics of the Earth.

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"Seismologist" Quotes from Famous Books

... and going through it reach my eye. Though the earth is not penetrated by sunlight it is penetrated by the waves and vibrations that start from that jar produced by a crack which we call an earthquake. These vibrations can be received by that eye of the geologist called a seismograph. The seismologist tells us there are three kinds of waves sent out in an earthquake. If you notice the explosion of a blast at a little too close distance you will notice that you see it first, then hear it, and then perhaps a little later a few chips ...
— Popular Science Monthly Volume 86

Words linked to "Seismologist" :   geophysicist, seismology

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