英会話学校/英会話スクール 英語学校/教室 東京新宿

英語・英会話の情報センター

現代世界の英語−気象 (9)

 

地震予知
earthquake prediction
prediction: a statement about what you think is going to happen, or the act of making this statement - LDCE

地震予知連絡会
the Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction
coordinate: to organize an activity so that the people involved in it work well together and achieve a good result - LDCE

震度
seismic intensity
seismic: relating to or caused by an earthquake - CALD
気象庁震度階級 Scale of JMA Seismic Intensity

マグニチュード
magnitude
magnitude: the force of an earthquake - LDCE

震源
focus of an earthquake, seismic center

地震計
seismometer, seismograph

余震
aftershock
aftershock: a sudden movement of the Earth's surface which often follows an earthquake and which is less violent than the first main movement - CALD
The initial earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks. - CALD

活断層
active fault
fault: a crack in the Earth's surface where the rock has divided into two parts which move against each other - CALD
Surveyors say the fault line is capable of generating a major earthquake once in a hundred years. - CALD
fault line
「断層線」

地震列島
earthquake-prone archipelago
prone: likely to do something or suffer from something, especially something bad or harmful - LDCE
archipelago: a group of small islands or an area of sea in which there are many small islands - CALD