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" Now there are two distinct trains of earthquake causation, by either of which bodies may be twisted on their bases. First, by the action of a single shock, when the centre of adherence of the base of the object, lies to one side or other of the vertical... "
Great Neapolitan Earthquake of 1857: The First Principles of Observational ... - Page 374
by Robert Mallet - 1862
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Geological Magazine, Volume 2; Volume 9; Volume 19

Henry Woodward - Geology - 1882
...here presented. Mr. Mallet recognizes two ways in which bodies may be twisted on their bases. (1.) " By the action of a single shock, when the centre of...centre of gravity and the line of the wave-path." (2.) By the conjoint action of two closely successive shocks in diflerent directions. The second shock...
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Geological Magazine, Volume 9; Volume 19

Henry Woodward - Electronic journals - 1882
...here presented. Mr. Mallet recognizes two ways in which bodies may be twisted on their bases. (1.) " By the action of a single shock, when the centre of...centre of gravity and the line of the wave-path." (2.) By the conjoint action of two closely successive shocks in different directions. The second shock...
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Report on the Great Earthquake of 12th June 1897

Richard Dixon Oldham - Earthquakes - 1899 - 379 pages
...distinct trains of earthquake causation, by either of which bodies may be twisted on their bases. First, by the action of a single shock, when the centre of...the centre of gravity, and the line of the wavepath. Second, by the conjoint action of two closely successive shocks. By the first shock, the body is tilted...
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