Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,
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Wednesday word: cryoseism

cryoseism

Noun: Also known as an ice quake or a frost quake, a cryoseism is an earthquake that that is caused when soil or rock saturated with water freezes.  As the water freezes, it expands and puts stress on the saturated soil and its surroundings. The stress builds up until it relieves itself by cracking, resulting in the cryoseism.

Cryoseisms can also occur through abrupt glacial movements.
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