earthquake definition

  • noun:
    • a rapid action associated with planet's crust due to the production of anxiety built up along geologic faults or by volcanic task. Also referred to as seism, temblor.
    • A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; -- called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
    • A movement or vibration of a part of the earth's crust.
    • a disturbance this is certainly excessively disruptive
    • shaking and vibration at the surface of planet caused by underground action along a fault airplane of from volcanic task
  • adjective:
    • Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; startling.

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