Seismology



noun
1.
the science or study of earthquakes and their phenomena.
noun
1.
the branch of geology concerned with the study of earthquakes and seismic waves
seismology
(sīz-mŏl’ə-jē)
The scientific study of earthquakes and of the internal structure of the Earth. It includes the study of the origin, geographic distribution, effects, and possible prediction of earthquakes.
seismology [(seyez-mol-uh-jee)]

The branch of science devoted to the study of seismic waves and the information they provide about the structure of the interior of the Earth.

Note: Our knowledge of the properties of the crust, the mantle, and the core comes from this field.

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