What Is a Seismometer?

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A seismometer is a instrument that can measure seismic waves in the Earth, caused my earthquakes. A collection of seismometers are located along Oregon and Washington that monitor both earthquake and volcanic activities.
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seis·mom·e·ter
[sahyz-mom-i-ter, sahys-]
NOUN
1.
a seismograph equipped for measuring the direction, intensity, and duration of earthquakes by measuring the actual movement of the ground.
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To be simple, it is a device that measures the movement of the earth. More specific it measures the movement of the earths tectonic plates.
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A seismometer is a device that is used to record and measure the waves of the Earth's ground movements. It is used to locate and give information about earthquakes.
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Seismometers is of Greek origin and comes from Seism - "the shakes" and Meteo - I measure" are instruments that measure and record motions of the ground, including
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A seismometer is an instrument for measuring the direction, duration, and force of earthquakes
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( ′strān sīz′mäm·əd·ər ) (engineering) A seismometer that measures relative displacement of two points in order to detect deformation
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