isoseismal

isoseismal
isoseismal [ī΄sō sīz′məl, ī΄sōsīs′məl]
adj.
/span> ISO- + Gr seismos, earthquake (see SEISMIC) + -AL
1. of equal intensity of earthquake shock
2. connecting or showing points of such equal intensity on the earth's surface [isoseismal lines on a map]
n.
an isoseismal line: Also isoseismic

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