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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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.
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.
Although scientists' understanding of quakes is imperfect, common sense suggests that the creation of micro fractures in a particular formation at 3-4000 metres is most unlikely to have any link to major earth movements at twice that depth.
Other earth movements, such as landslide, slope failure, or a saturated soil mass moving by liquidity down a slope, are not mudflows (emphasis added).
Tectonic developments in the Paleozoic and great earth movements in the Early Mesozoic brought about elevations in Syria called paleohighs.
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.
However, earth movements, particularly where they are significant, can require planning permission.
The Court's findings suggested that the "natural or external forces" language in the sub-clause of the policy did not unambiguously mean man-made and since "external" was not defined by its literal definition of "apart, beyond, exterior, or connected to the outside," it did not encompass man-made earth movements.
THIS is definitely one of the weirdest stories we've featured for some time: scientists monitoring earth movements in Antarctica believe they have found a singing iceberg
All earth movements within a continuous 72 hour period will be considered a single Earth Movement.

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