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aseismic

[ey-sahyz-mik, -sahys-] /eɪˈsaɪz mɪk, -ˈsaɪs-/
adjective, Geology
1.
free from earthquakes.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; a-6 + seismic
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Examples from the web for aseismic
  • What they discovered was incompetent clay-rich material, which explains the aseismic nature of deformation there.
  • The interiors of the plates themselves are largely free of large earthquakes, that is, they are aseismic.
  • Many regions of particular importance for nuclear explosion monitoring are either aseismic or contain few ground truth events.
  • The panel wondered if there is any way to estimate seismic vs aseismic deformation.
  • One or more of the aseismic, truncating joints could have acted as pressure conduits to the otherwise isolated patches.
  • Based of the sparse historical earthquakes in the region, aseismic deformation seems more likely.
British Dictionary definitions for aseismic

aseismic

/eɪˈsaɪzmɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting a region free of earthquakes
2.
(not in technical use) denoting a region free of all but a few small earthquakes
3.
(of buildings, etc) designed to withstand earthquakes
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Word Origin and History for aseismic
n.

"resistant to earthquake destruction," 1884, from a- (2) "not" + seismic.

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