The most detailed knowledge of the interior of Earth and the deformation of the lithospheric plates is provided by seismology. The increased awareness of the need to engineer buildings to withstand earthquakes and plan for natural disasters, the search for natural resources such as hydrocarbons and water, and developments in instrumentation and computing have fuelled a rapid expansion and application of the subject in recent years. Seismology also means different things to different people; most will immediately think of the study of earthquakes or natural seismicity, but much current development in the subject is being driven by the application to...

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