Seismology (from Ancient Greek σεισμός seismós meaning ‘earthquake’ and logos meaning ‘study of’) is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of seismic waves through solid bodies. As a branch of geophysics, it is the most important method to explore the Earth’s interior.
By contrast, the closely related field of seismics explores the Earth’s interior by means of artificially generated seismic waves and is a branch of applied geophysics. (Source: Wikipedia)
Seismology and Earthquake Station
The Wiechert Earthquake Station – within the Chair of Geophysics – substantially contributed to seismological research. continue
Earthquakes are caused by mass displacements and usually occur as tectonic quakes as a result of displacements along fault lines in the Earth’s crust. continue
Structure of the Earth
Our Earth is made up of several shells: core, mantle and crust. continue