seismic belt

seismic belt

[′sīz·mik ‚belt]
(geophysics)
An elongate seismic zone, such as that in the Circum-Pacific.
References in periodicals archive ?
We should protect lives and property at all costs since the Philippines is a seismic belt country.
'When we began planning the construction of the SGR Phase 2A, we mobilized many seasoned geologists from the renowned China Seismological Bureau and to conduct a thorough geological survey in the seismic belt along the railway line,' he said.
In Pakistan, Northern area is seismically highly active due to ongoing collision of two crustal plates whereas the whole country is situated on active seismic belt and large-scale magnitude earthquake have been come.
The seismogenic zones with potential to produce dangerous force cover the whole country, as the Alpine-Himalayan seismic belt passes through Azerbaijan.
Like Japan, Chile is located in the circum-Pacific seismic belt, where disasters, including earthquakes and tsunamis, frequently occur.
"It does not have any link with the earthquake in Nepal that lies in a different seismic belt. This was not an earthquake at all but small to moderate tremors.
Page 3 conflates the "Pacific Ring of Fire" and Pacific Seismic Belt. The first refers to volcanism, the second to earthquakes.
As it forms part of the circum-Pacific seismic belt known as the Pacific Ring of Fire and the Eurasia seismic belt, Yunnan is prone to earthquakes.
KARACHI -- A steering committee comprising city planners, experts and representatives of different organisations and agencies functioning here was constituted Tuesday to mitigate risks it is exposed to for being a coastal city, falling in seismic belt and also expanding fast in the most haphazard manner.
The Director of the Survey Department Mohammed Mashroom said these seismic activities happened in the seismic belt that extends north-west parallel to Zagros mountain belt because of the collision between Arabian tectonic plate with Eurasian plate.
Saleh Al-Maflahi, deputy head of the Monitoring Center for the Study of Earthquakes and Volcanoesin Dhamar, told the September 26 news website that "the number of tremors decreased in 2013 to 325, in comparison to 672 over the course of 2012." Al-Maflahi said that the reason behind the decline is the period of relative calm in the seismic activity of the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Tadjoura in Djibouti, and the Red Sea, which form a very active seismic belt surrounding Yemen.
As per the geographical location, Phillippines is located in the seismic belt which is prone to earthquake.