seismometer


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seismometer

[sīz′mäm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
An instrument that detects movements in the earth.
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"It's tough to draw any conclusions on how big the celebration was compared to other clubs at present without more data over the course of the season, as there are so many variables when setting up seismometers at different stadiums in the UK.
According to NASA, this marked the first time the seismometer captured trembling that was originating from within the alien planet.
"We think it's very likely that these eight quakes were produced by faults slipping as stress built up when the lunar crust was compressed by global contraction and tidal forces, indicating that the Apollo seismometers recorded the shrinking moon and the moon is still tectonically active," explains Wafters.
Additionally, "Establishing a new network of seismometers on the lunar surface should be a priority for human exploration of the Moon, both to learn more about the Moon's interior and to determine how much of a hazard moonquakes present," said co-author Renee Weber, a planetary seismologist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Bornas said borehole seismometer differs from other seismometers because of its high-quality detection of all types of earthquakes within or outside the volcano areas, including its capability to monitor earthquakes outside the country.
The French dome-shaped seismometer is a little over 5 feet in front of the stationary lander, about as far as the arm can reach.
Apollo missions to the moon brought seismometers to the lunar surface as well, detecting thousands of moonquakes and meteorite impacts.
To prove the performance and effectiveness of the interferometric seismometer, we use measured seismic data detected by the laser interferometric seismometer and the accelerometer, respectively.
To analyse also these records, data from the OKC seismic station recorded by the seismometer Guralp CMG-3ESP were used for the frequency analysis instead of data of station ST1.
The seismometer, from France's CNES space agency, has a leak in the vacuum container housing its primary sensors.
The state can multiply the benefit to Oregon's communities and citizens of a seismometer purchase by leveraging three kinds of linkages: with existing networks of high-tech sensors, with organizations working on earthquake detection, and with a public safety initiative underway that already involves hundreds of thousands of Oregonians.
FAIZABAD (PAN): Installation of a seismometer, a project funded by the US department of Geosciences, will be completed in a month and a half in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.