[ sahyz-mis-i-tee, sahys- ]
/ saɪzˈmɪs ɪ ti, saɪs- /
noun, plural seis·mic·i·ties.
the frequency, intensity, and distribution of earthquakes in a given area.
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Example sentences from the Web for seismicity
In fact, these earthquakes illustrate a couple of things to bear in mind when it comes to seismicity.A Lot of Earthquakes Have Been Reported Lately, but Scientists Aren’t Worried|Erik Klemetti|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The historic record of seismicity in California is too short to determine confidently how often large earthquakes reoccur.
British Dictionary definitions for seismicity
/ (saɪzˈmɪsɪtɪ) /
seismic activity; the phenomenon of earthquake activity or the occurrence of artificially produced earth tremors
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Scientific definitions for seismicity
[ sīz-mĭs′ĭ-tē ]
The frequency or magnitude of earthquake activity in a given area. Global seismicity maps show that the regions where seismicity is the highest correspond with the edges of the tectonic plates.
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