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Seismology

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  • Seismology is the study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through planets and other solid bodies. This field includes the study of other phenomena related to earthquakes like volcanic, tectonic, oceanic, atmospheric processes.

      Thumbnail: Animation of 2004 Indonesia tsunami Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheri Adme video Animation provided by Vasily V. Titov, Associate Director, Tsunami Inundation Mapping Efforts (TIME), NOAA/PMEL - UW/JISAO, USA. (Public Domain).