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Descriptor English: Earthquakes
Descriptor Spanish: Terremotos
Descriptor Portuguese: Terremotos
Descriptor French: Tremblements de terre
Entry term(s): Earthquake
Tree number(s): G01.311.250
N06.230.100.230.200
SP4.037.403.514.255
SP8.473.654.517.332.287
SP8.473.654.517.372.335
SP8.473.654.762.812.785
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055866
Scope note: Sudden slips on a geological fault, and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slips, or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth. Faults are fractures along which the blocks of EARTH crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture.
Annotation: coordinate with DISASTERS if pertinent; specify geographic location
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
HI history
MO mortality
PC prevention & control
SN statistics & numerical data
Previous Indexing: Disasters (1972-2008)
Public MeSH Note: 2009; see NATURAL DISASTERS 1976-2008
History Note: 2009; use DISASTERS 1976-2008
Related: Geological Disaster DeCS
Richter Scale DeCS
Seismograph DeCS
Seismoscope DeCS
Vulnerability Analysis DeCS
DeCS ID: 53288
Unique ID: D055866
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 2008/07/08
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Earthquakes - Preferred
Concept UI M0014521
Scope note Sudden slips on a geological fault, and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slips, or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth. Faults are fractures along which the blocks of EARTH crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture.
Preferred term Earthquakes
Entry term(s) Earthquake



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