the frequency, intensity, and distribution of earthquakes in a given area.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use seismicity in a sentence
Understanding the relationship between CO2 and seismicity could someday lead to better earthquake forecasts.Carbon dioxide from Earth’s mantle may trigger some Italian earthquakes | Maria Temming | August 26, 2020 | Science News
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 | THE 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
seismic activity; the phenomenon of earthquake activity or the occurrence of artificially produced earth tremors
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for seismicity
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.