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  • noun Plural form of seismoscope.


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  • He placed seismoscopes -- earthquake recorders -- in hundreds of Southern California buildings to see how they reacted when shaken.

    Father of Earthquake Engineering 2008

  • The observatories at Alessandria, Milan, Monza, Parma, Florence, and other places in Italy contained seismoscopes and other pendulums, and these all registered the fact that an earthquake had occurred, and in many cases traced a series of elliptical or elongated curves.

    A Study of Recent Earthquakes Charles Davison 1899


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