A gravimetric distortion or gravimetric field distortion was a type of spatial anomaly that could occur in association with various interstellar phenomena. Such distortions could pose a danger to spacecraft by trapping them and exposing them to high levels of gravimetric shear. (DS9: "Behind the Lines")

According to the Enterprise database, warp output must be kept within 300–312 millicochranes to prevent fusion of the dilithium matrix, unless the ship is within two parsecs of a class C gravimetric field distortion. (ENT: "Doctor's Orders")

A shuttlepod from the Enterprise passed through a gravimetric distortion while searching for a Delphic Expanse sphere in 2153. It was protected from the effects by trellium lining its hull. (ENT: "Exile")

In 2293, the SS Robert Fox and the SS Lakul were trapped in a severe gravimetric distortion while in proximity to the Nexus energy ribbon, and both were eventually torn apart by the stress. The USS Enterprise also weathered gravimetric distortions while conducting rescue operations. (Star Trek Generations)

A Ferengi probe launched by Bok in 2370 encountered an intense gravimetric distortion when it passed through a dichromic nebula, which left a signature on its casing. (TNG: "Bloodlines")

Unusual gravimetric distortions were detected in the Trialus system by the USS Defiant in 2371, shortly before the dimensional shift of the planet Meridian. (DS9: "Meridian")

The Argolis Cluster was filled with gravimetric distortions that ordinarily prevented starships from passing through. Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax was confident she could navigate the Defiant around them in 2374, as she had previously studied protostar clusters. (DS9: "Behind the Lines")

The region of space nicknamed the "Northwest Passage" by the USS Voyager crew was filled with intense gravimetric distortions from a string of quantum singularities. (VOY: "Scorpion")

When Renovation Team Nova began collapsing a subspace sinkhole with antigraviton beams in 2375, those in the subspace pocket circumscribed by the anomaly experienced gravimetric distortions. (VOY: "Gravity")

In 2376, Ensign Harry Kim alerted Captain Kathryn Janeway early in the morning that Voyager's sensors were reading level 9 gravimetric distortions. Soon after, a graviton ellipse emerged from subspace and nearly enveloped Voyager. (VOY: "One Small Step")

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