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Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the Earth or through other planet-like bodies. The field also includes studies of earthquake environmental effects such as tsunamis as well as diverse seismic sources such as volcanic, tectonic, oceanic, atmospheric, and artificial processes such as explosions. A related field that uses geology to infer information regarding past earthquakes is paleoseismology. A recording of earth motion as a function of time is called a seismogram. A seismologist is a scientist who does research in seismology.

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Organizations relating to Seismology

Regional Center for Seismology for South America / Lima, Peru / Est. 1966
Nordic Volcanological Center / Reykjavik, Iceland / Est. 1972
IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Commission on Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials / Miami FL, USA / Est. 1996
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre / Arpajon, France / Est. 1975
Global Volcanism Network / Washington DC, USA
International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology / Teheran, Iran Islamic Rep / Est. 1989
Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology / De Bilt, Netherlands / Est. 1987
European Seismological Commission / Sgonico, Italy / Est. 1951
IASPEI/IAVCEI Commission on Volcano Seismology / Leeds, UK / Est. 1995
European Centre for Geodynamics and Seismology / Walferdange, Luxembourg / Est. 1988
ASEAN Earthquake Information Centre / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 2000
Surtsey Research Society / Reykjavik, Iceland / Est. 1965
Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Evaluation and Prevention of Seismic Risk / Rabat, Morocco / Est. 1995
World Agency of Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2001
International Search and Rescue Advisory Group / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1991
World Organization of Volcano Observatories / Catania, Italy / Est. 1981
International Volcanic Health Hazard Network / Durham, UK / Est. 2003
International Association for Earthquake Engineering / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1963
Global Oscillation Network Group / Tucson AZ, USA / Est. 1997
International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior / Paris, France / Est. 1919
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1984
Asian Seismological Commission / Hyderabad, India / Est. 1996
International Seismological Centre / Thatcham, UK / Est. 1964
European Association for Earthquake Engineering / London, UK / Est. 1964
World Seismic Safety Initiative / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1993

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World Problems relating to Seismology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Volcanic eruptions
Ground failures due to liquefaction
Photochemical oxidant formation
Inadequate earthquake resistant construction
Pyroclastic surge
Volcanic dust
Pyroclastic flows

Action Strategies relating to Seismology

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Studying volcanism

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