Definition of Earthquake in English :

Define Earthquake in English

Earthquake meaning in English

Meaning of Earthquake in English

Pronunciation of Earthquake in English

Earthquake pronunciation in English

Pronounce Earthquake in English

Earthquake

see synonyms of earthquake

1. earthquake, quake, seism, temblor

shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity

2. earthquake

a disturbance that is extremely disruptive

Example Sentences:
'selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees'

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Earthquake

see synonyms of earthquake
noun
a sudden release of energy in the earth's crust or upper mantle, usually caused by movement along a fault plane or by volcanic activity and resulting in the generation of seismic waves which can be destructive
▶ Related adjective: seismic

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Earthquake

see synonyms of earthquake
noun
a shaking or trembling of the crust of the earth, caused by underground volcanic forces or by breaking and shifting of rock beneath the surface

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Earthquake

see synonyms of earthquake
n.
A sudden movement of the earth's crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults or by volcanic activity. Also called seism, temblor.

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