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Seismic seiches

January 1, 2011

Seismic seiche is a term first used by Kvale (1955) to discuss oscillations of lake levels in Norway and England caused by the Assam earthquake of August 15, 1950. This definition has since been generalized to apply to standing waves set up in closed, or partially closed, bodies of water including rivers, shipping channels, lakes, swimming pools and tanks due to the passage of seismic waves from an earthquake.

Publication Year 2011
Title Seismic seiches
DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-8702-7_186
Authors Arthur McGarr
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Index ID 70157323
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Science Center