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They are reviewing old seismic surveys with new software.
  subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration
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  • They are reviewing old seismic surveys with new software.
  • Nothing in that house escaped Mrs. Traynor’s notice, and I should have known that the smashing of the frames would qualify as a seismic event.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • It strikes Werner just then as wondrously futile to build splendid buildings, to make music, to sing songs, to print huge books full of colorful birds in the face of the seismic, engulfing indifference of the world—what pretensions humans have!
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • A seismic shift.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder

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  • In addition, agents use a growing arsenal of technology: helicopters, night-vision goggles, thermal imaging that picks up body heat, and seismic sensors that detect footsteps along immigrant trails.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • My ribs hurt with holding back, I shake, I heave, seismic, volcanic, I’ll burst.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • They’ll have seismic probes on the surface, too.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • From the reports of eyewitnesses it transpires that the seismic waves were accompanied by a violent atmospheric perturbation of cyclonic character.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He had a belt on that was twice as thick as the cinch of a horse, boots with leggings and spurs and iron on the heels, and his presence gave the quaking impression of a seismic tremor.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • At eight o’clock he was sitting under the arches of the Parish Cafe, delirious with fatigue, trying to think of how to send his welcome to Fermina Daza, when he felt himself shaken by a seismic tremor that tore his heart.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera

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  • Living underground requires a seismic psychological shift.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Though inadequate for seismic predictions, it worked very well indeed in analyzing sonar signals.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The seismic records show about four thousand seven hundred.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • It was as if the seismic geologists of the world were forgotten, their discoveries unfounded.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Later reports on shock wave from seismic labs and on tsunamis from oceanographic stations were consistent.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Workshop is to be put on total lockdown—all residents are to proceed to nearest seismic shelters without delay.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • "The (almost) solid Earth-" The gate robot took into account tidal distortions but could not anticipate minor seismic variables.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • And it should have been her who defended the graffitists, daredevil kids who put color and spunk into the seismic blur of a rush-hour Monday.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Sukeena and I toured a ruin, an old port city now inland by a quarter mile, rocked above sea level in a seismic shift two thousand years earlier.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Yes, the seismic shocks had cracked New Salem’s dome.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Seismic, impossible, a rending and tearing of time and space.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Something about seismic activity around Iceland, like when that island poked up back in the sixties.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • When that baby goes off, I will have arranged for it to be the worst seismic disturbance in the memory of man.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Besides, since it had been originally designed to look for seismic events, Jones suspected it of a tendency to interpret anomalies as seismic events.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • It overcame the difficulty seismologists had discriminating between random noise that is constantly monitored on seismographs and genuinely unusual signals that foretell a seismic event.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Besides, since it had been originally designed to look for seismic events, Jones suspected it of a tendency to interpret anomalies as seismic events.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Working with natural materials, we would know boundaries, thicknesses of various layers within the crust; and we could check these against what we had learned from the seismic waves of earthquakes gone by.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • If you study the International Union of Geology and Geophysics publication, Active Volcanoes of the World, and if you map out all those which are no longer active, you will note certain volcanic and seismic belts.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • The short, bewildering war had followed, the war of which no history had been written or ever would be written now, that had flared all round the Northern Hemisphere and had died away with the last seismic record of explosion on the thirty-seventh day.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • The observatory of Dunsink registered in all eleven shocks, all of the fifth grade of Mercalli’s scale, and there is no record extant of a similar seismic disturbance in our island since the earthquake of 1534, the year of the rebellion of Silken Thomas.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A seismic voice, a volcanic breath.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Some far-off seismic rumble, he thought at first.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The moment had not been as he had foreseen it; rather than a seismic tremor in his heart, it was a calming blow, and a great relief that what was bound to happen sooner or later had happened sooner rather than later: the ghost of Miss Barbara Lynch had entered his house at last.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Nigromanta took him to her room, which was lighted with false candlesticks, to her folding cot with the bedding stained from bad loves, and to her body of a wild dog, hardened and without soul, which prepared itself to dismiss him as if he were a frightened child, and suddenly it found a man whose tremendous power demanded a movement of seismic readjustment from her insides.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • …from the age of puberty to the menopause: inevitable accidents at sea, in mines and factories: certain very painful maladies and their resultant surgical operations, innate lunacy and congenital criminality, decimating epidemics: catastrophic cataclysms which make terror the basis of human mentality: seismic upheavals the epicentres of which are located in densely populated regions: the fact of vital growth, through convulsions of metamorphosis, from infancy through maturity to decay.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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Associated words [difficulty]:   seismic [6] , Richter scale [8] , seismology [8] , San Andreas Fault [9]
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