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Definition of the noun microseism

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noun - plural: microseisms

  1. a small earthquake
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of microseism: earth tremor / tremor
    • more generic words: earthquake / quake / seism / temblor = shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity
    • more specific words:
      • aftershock = a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake
      • foreshock = a tremor preceding an earthquake

Alternative definition of the noun microseism


  1. A faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena, such as wind.


Microseism: In seismology, a microseism is defined as a faint earth tremor caused by natural phenomena. The term is most commonly used to refer to the dominant background seismic noise signal on Earth, which are caused by water waves in the oceans and lakes. Because the ocean wave oscillations are statistically homogenous over several hours, the microseism signal is a long-continuing oscillation of the ground. The most energetic seismic waves that make up the microseismic field are Rayleigh waves, but Love waves can make up a significant fraction of the wave field, and body waves are also easily detected with arrays. Because the conversion from the ocean waves to the seismic waves is very weak, the amplitude of ground motions associated to microseisms does not generally exceed 10 micrometers.

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Google previewRock Dynamics and Applications - State of the Art (2013)

by Jian Zhao, Jianchun Li

Microseismic monitoring Microseism is a dynamic phenomenon which is accompanied with the initiation, development and penetrating of fracture in coal rock mass. For different stress states and characters of coal rock mass, the ...

Google previewPhysical Geology - Earth Revealed (2016)

Earth sciences, Geology by CTI Reviews

Thus a microseism is a small and long ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

microseism A weak ...

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

Microseism: A weak vibration of the ground that can be detected by seismographs and caused by wind, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Earth Science (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

microseism /mÿ-krŏ-sÿ-zăm/ A small irregular earth tremor and quavering, which makes up the background pattern ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

fracture finder microseism 2) full field model FF-MGS frac finder microseismogram FF-MGS-G | FL IN FF-MGS-G frac finder microseismogram, gamma ray.

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

microearthquake See MICROSEISM. microerosion meter ( MEM) A device ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

microseism (mi'kra-si'zam) A faint Earth tremor, unrelated to earthquakes , ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

microseismology (mi ' kro - sis - mol ' o - ji), n. [microseism + - ology.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

microseism (mi'kró-sism), n. . [(, Gr. tukpóg, small, + ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

microseism /ˈmʌɪkrəʊˌsʌɪz(ə)m/ n. Geology an ...

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Scrabble value of M3I1C3R1O1S1E1I1S1M3

The value of this 10-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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