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seismic wave

noun
1.
a wave of energy that is generated by an earthquake or other earth vibration and that travels within the earth or along its surface.
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seismic wave

noun
1.
an earth vibration generated by an earthquake or explosion
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Contemporary definitions for seismic wave
noun

an elastic shock wave that travels through the earth, as from an earthquake or explosion; also, one of four distinct waves generated by an earthquake

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