Use seismometers


Operate seismometers in order to measure shifts in the Earth’s crust such as motion created by earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.

Alternative labels

operate seismometers
seismometer use
employ seismometers
using seismometers
apply seismometers

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Use seismometers is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Seismologist: 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.

Optional skill

Use seismometers is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022