crustal movement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crustal movement movement resulting from or causing deformation of the earth's crust
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Usage

In literature:

This might set up a state of strain which would ultimately have to be relieved, thus perhaps initiating profound crustal movements.
"Climatic Changes" by Ellsworth Huntington
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In science:

In the model of Thompson & Duncan (1995) the field twists and puts the crust under strain, but crustal rigidity prevents movement and reconnection.
Neutron star oscillations and QPOs during magnetar flares
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