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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Earlier today the Selangor state executive councillor (Exco) in charge, Izham Hashim had said the delay in restoring supply was due to earth movements at the location and that the authorities and WCE were conducting a joint probe to find out the cause.
The third and fourth earth movements were felt in Hernani.
Yorkshire Water said the dry conditions had caused earth movements and pipes to crack.
Geologists said Kenya was slowly splitting at the Rift Valley following the massive Earth movements that left deep fissures in Suswa.
Apparently, there have been earth movements that have caused crevices on the ground, adversely affecting infrastructure and, for that matter, human settlement and agriculture.
Tectonic developments in the Paleozoic and great earth movements in the Early Mesozoic brought about elevations in Syria called paleohighs.
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.
Other earth movements, such as landslide, slope failure, or a saturated soil mass moving by liquidity down a slope, are not mudflows (emphasis added).
The (../../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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