earth movements

earth movements

[′ərth ¦müv·məns]
(geophysics)
Movements of the earth, comprising revolution about the sun, rotation on the axis, precession of equinoxes, and motion of the surface of the earth relative to the core and mantle.
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Kolkata: Fresh landslides on Thursday further delayed relief and rescue operations in various parts of West Bengal, where rain-triggered earth movements had claimed at least 40 lives a day earlier.
Provision of all labor, equipment, materials, parts and supplies necessary to keep the Equipment operation in good working order at all times, provided however, that Repair does not include damage to the Equipment caused by flood, fire, earth movements, or building collapse.
While seismometers and related motion sensors measure the intensity of earth movements, GPS provides a direct three-dimensional picture of the amount and direction of movement.
But the big hill which has formed next to the motorway is man-made, created by earth movements at the Packington Landfill Site over 50 years.
But the massive mound next to the motorway is man-made, created by earth movements at Birmingham's dumping ground - Packington Landfill Site - over the past 50 years.
Slight earth movements can cause the large ones to break.
While this book is not one most first grade students might read, the pictures added to the text, news accounts on television and recent tremors we have experienced in Oklahoma have heighted Osage County First Grade interest in all things to do with earth movements, slumps, slides, quakes and all.
Tectonic developments in the Paleozoic and great earth movements in the Early Mesozoic brought about elevations in Syria called paleohighs.
This does not include landslides, slope failures, or a saturated soil mass moving by liquidity down a slope, all of which are actually earth movements.
florida-sinkhole-scientists-warn-much-florida-risk-what-causes-sinkholes-1109045) geological event is caused by a variety of factors but become especially dangerous when natural earth movements coincide with man-made factors that erode the ground's foundation.
The study suggested that it was the type of mosaic environment created by tectonic earth movements near rivers or lakes.
California's central coast is one of the most dynamic regions of the Pacific Rim, shaped by sea, weather, earth movements, and plate tectonics.

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