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seismicity

[sahyz-mis-i-tee, sahys-] /saɪzˈmɪs ɪ ti, saɪs-/
noun, plural seismicities.
1.
the frequency, intensity, and distribution of earthquakes in a given area.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; seismic + -ity
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  • It is not going to increase the seismicity of the region.
  • The collapse of the volcano would certainly affect human habitation in the area, depending on the kind of eruption and seismicity.
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  • Well shutdowns prompted by fracking-induced seismicity may inspire technology tweaks.
  • seismicity refers to the geographic and historical distribution of earthquakes.
British Dictionary definitions for seismicity

seismicity

/saɪzˈmɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
seismic activity; the phenomenon of earthquake activity or the occurrence of artificially produced earth tremors
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seismicity in Science
seismicity
  (sīz-mĭs'ĭ-tē)   
The frequency or magnitude of earthquake activity in a given area. Global seismicity maps show that the regions where seismicity is the highest correspond with the edges of the tectonic plates.
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