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Seismology

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Description

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

ESF Network on Volcanology / Est. 1987
International Strong Motion Array Council / Est. 1981
Inter-Association Commission on Tsunami / Est. 1960
IASPEI Commission on Wave Propagation
Seismological Society of the South-West Pacific / Est. 1967
Seismological Network for Central America and Panama
Regional Center for Seismology for South America / Est. 1966
Nordic Volcanological Center / Est. 1972
IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Commission on Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials / Est. 1996
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre / Est. 1975
Global Volcanism Network
International Advisory Committee on Earthquake Risk
International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology / Est. 1989
IASPEI Commission on Earthquake Hazard and Prediction
International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics
Commission permanente de sismologie
European School of Advanced Studies in Reduction of Seismic Risk / Est. 2000
Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology / Est. 1987
European Seismological Commission / Est. 1951
European Centre on Prevention and Forecasting of Earthquakes / Est. 1987
IASPEI/IAVCEI Commission on Volcano Seismology / Est. 1995
Latin American and Caribbean Earthquake Engineering Network / Est. 1989
European Centre for Geodynamics and Seismology / Est. 1988
ASEAN Earthquake Information Centre / Est. 2000
IAVCEI Commission on Volcano Geophysics / Est. 1986

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World Problems relating to Seismology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Inflammed skin
Volcanic eruptions
Abnormalities of tooth development and eruption
Volcanic dust
Threatened species of Larus fuliginosus
Unethical practice of geological sciences
Photochemical oxidant formation
Threatened species of Romerolagus diazi
Supervolcanoes
Threatened species of Collocalia vulcanorum
Threatened species of Oreohelix waltoni
Threatened species of Thaumatogryllus cavicola
Inadequate earthquake resistant construction
Unpredictability of earthquakes
Reservoir induced increases in seismicity
Ground failures due to liquefaction

Action Strategies relating to Seismology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Mitigating earthquakes
Propagating seismic waves
Preventing earthquakes
Furthering seismological activities
Studying earthquakes
Mitigating volcanic disasters
Predicting earthquakes
Studying volcanism

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