Earthquakes and Earthshakes


SOME of the memoirs, professedly seismological, which have appeared during the last year or two indicate that confusion has arisen from the use of the word earthquake in two distinct and independent senses. As this confusion seems likely to increase unless a modification of our nomenclature is adopted, the introduction of a new term appears to be requisite, however much this may be deprecated on other grounds.

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OLDHAM, R. Earthquakes and Earthshakes. Nature 78, 78 (1908).

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