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aseismic

[ā′sīz·mik]
(geophysics)
Not subject to the occurrence or destructive effects of earthquakes.
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As Japanese society grays, the trend is to move closer to city centers, and even in earthquake-prone Japan, to build higher, thanks to aseismic design.
Sri Lanka is considered to be in an aseismic zone away from major plate boundaries or any active faults.
Monitoring seismic and aseismic deformations over an extended period of time will enable scientists to understand how and when strain is released at the Japan Trench, the team said.
Oceanic Benchmarks and Dipsticks for Continental Margins and Volcanic Aseismic Ridges
Jangid (2007) and Providakis (2008) explored the responses of aseismic multi-storey buildings isolated by LRB at near fault motion.
The territory of Lithuania is considered aseismic territory, or territory of low seismic activity.
Several authors have suggested that the principal factors affecting the geometry of a subduction zone are the relative convergence rate, the age of the subducted slab, the absolute motion of the overriding plate, and the subduction of aseismic bathymetric features such as ridges or intraplate seamounts (e.
3]), simple-shaped reservoir, whereas geophysical models "see" a large aseismic zone (chamber) that includes crystal mush (Pietruszka and Garcia, 1999).
These processes include how igneous rocks contribute to crustal growth, crustal recycling, and heat and material transfer from the mantle; how faults can move catastrophically or by aseismic creep; or how fluids affect material, chemical, and heat transfer within the sedimentary column.
Instead of sticking and then slipping as they had done before the last great earthquakes, the two blocks are now sliding continuously and stably, in a process alled aseismic subduction.
The validity of this model is currently being demonstrated by a global positioning system that detects aseismic slip events around asperities.
Aseismic base isolation: review and bibliography, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 5(4): 202-216.