Seismologists study the movement of tectonic plaques in the Earth which causes the propagation of seismic waves and earthquakes. They study and observe the various sources causing earthquakes such as volcanic activity, atmospheric phenomena, or the behaviour of oceans. They provide their scientific observations to prevent dangers in construction and infrastructure.

Alternative label

  • seismology research analyst

  • seismology research scientist

  • seismology analyst

  • seismologists

  • seismology scientist

  • seismology science researcher

  • seismology scholar

  • seismology researcher

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