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isoseismic

or i·so·seis·mal

[ahy-suh-sahyz-mik, -sahys-]
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adjective Geology.
  1. noting or pertaining to equal intensity of earthquake shock.
  2. noting or pertaining to an imaginary line on the earth's surface connecting points characterized by such intensity.
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noun
  1. an isoseismic line.
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Origin of isoseismic

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Historical Examples

  • Outside the isoseismal 4, the earthquake was observed at several places.

    A Study of Recent Earthquakes

    Charles Davison

  • An isoseismal line is a curve which passes through all points at which the intensity of the shock was the same.

  • That isoseismal along which the decline of energy is most rapid was called by K. von Seebach a pleistoseist.

  • Within the isoseismal 3, buildings were more or less slightly damaged.

  • The only complete map of the isoseismal lines is that drawn by Professor Mercalli.


British Dictionary definitions for isoseismal

isoseismal

adjective
  1. of or relating to equal intensity of earthquake shock
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noun
  1. a line on a map connecting points at which earthquake shocks are of equal intensity
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Systematic name: isoseismic
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