"Providence protected us, I'm sure, Tom," the seismologist replied at the other end of the line.
"Tell them we'll go to work right away," he informed the seismologist.
1859, from seismology + -ist.
1852, from seismo- + -logy. Related: Seismological (1850).
The branch of science devoted to the study of seismic waves and the information they provide about the structure of the interior of the Earth.
Note: Our knowledge of the properties of the crust, the mantle, and the core comes from this field.