seismicity

[ 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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Origin of seismicity

First recorded in 1900–05; seismic + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for seismicity

seismicity
/ (saɪzˈmɪsɪtɪ) /

noun

seismic activity; the phenomenon of earthquake activity or the occurrence of artificially produced earth tremors
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Scientific definitions for seismicity

seismicity
[ sīz-mĭsĭ-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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