diastrophism


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di·as·troph·ism

(dī-as'trof-izm),
Distortion that occurs in objects as a result of bending.
[G. diastrophē, fr. diastrephein, distortion]
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The finding could be taken to confirm the hypothesis the tidal waves were caused by the earthquake's aftershocks causing diastrophism around the seabed valley some 30 km off the Papua New Guinea coast, the center said.
Earlier, the Bureau of Mines and Geosciences Bureau informed that Eastern Visayas is located within the two diastrophisms in the Philippine archipelago - the Philippine fault zone which is located on the mid-portion of Leyte Island and the Philippine trench which is found on the east offshore of Samar.