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Seismology /szˈmɒləi/ is the scientific study o yirdquauks an the propagation o elastic waves through the Yird or through ither planet-lik bodies. The field an aa includes studies o yirdquauk effects, such as tsunamis as well as diverse seismic soorces such as volcanic, tectonic, oceanic, atmospheric, an airtifeecial processes (such as explosions). A relatit field that uises geology tae infer information regardin past yirdquauks is paleoseismology. A recordin o yird motion as a function o time is cried a seismogram. A seismologist is a scientist who daes research in seismology.