Report on the 1957-1959 Scientific Work in Seismology on the Earth's Interior by the Committee on Geodesy and Geophysics, Academy of Sciences USSR.
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The central scientific organization for seismological research is the Institute of Physics of the Earth formerly the Geophysical institute of the Academy of Sciences USSR Moscow. Scientific research in this Institute is carried on in the following main fields The study of earthquakes occurring within the Soviet Union, with an analysis and generalization of seismic observations compilation of seismic maps study of the physical and geologic causes and conditions of earthquakes study of seismic waves for devising new methods of interpretation of seismic data study of regularities in the effect of seismic phenomena on structures devising and carrying out methods of dividing the USSR into seismic regions modeling of seismic processes devising new types of seismic equipment and study of the internal structure of the Earth from seismic data.