earthquake zone

earthquake zone

[′ərth‚kwāk ‚zōn]
(geology)
An area of the earth's crust in which movements, sometimes with associated volcanism, occur. Also known as seismic area.
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Though in an earthquake zone, ystanbul is rife with poorly constructed buildings, especially in densely populated, low-income districts such as GaziosmanpaE-a.
Risk scoring provides a more complete view of location-based risk than a simple flood or earthquake zone can, allowing InsitePro to automate complex risk assessment for underwriters.
The whole area is like an earthquake zone for past 20 days, and to residents' surprise, three more companies have deployed their equipment in the same area.
Sitting on debris in the town of Beit Lahiya, Zuhair Hjaila, 33, a father-of-four, said he had lost his house and his store, adding: "I never thought I would come back to an earthquake zone.
The report said the overcrowded prison located in the second-highest earthquake zone was currently being used despite extensive structural damage.
Earthquake zone areas, such as the place where Tuesday's temblor occurred, are known for causing the world's most powerful earthquakes.
The Bushehr reactor is in an earthquake zone at the juncture of three tectonic plates, but is designed to withstand a quake of magnitude 8.
Now she must move 7000 miles to an earthquake zone where she hasn't lived since she was 16 and where little Millie won't be able to communicate with anyone because she doesn't speak Spanish.
The researchers discovered that, on the side of the earthquake zone where the wave propagates trough-first, there is a location where focusing occurs--strengthening it before it hits the coastline with an unusual amount of energy that is not seen by the crest-first wave.
The researchers discovered that on the side of the earthquake zone where the wave propagates trough-first, there is a location where focusing occurs - strengthening it before it hits the coastline with an unusual amount of energy that is not seen by the crest-first wave.
The whole western coast is classified as an earthquake zone, although most of those that hit the area are small ones," he said.
The island's in the heart of an earthquake zone, with dozens of tremors each year.