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  Definition of earthquake
  1. shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
  2. a disturbance that is extremely disruptive; "selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
Similar Words: quake, temblor, seism

 

Hyponyms: shock, seismic disturbance, tremor, earth tremor, microseism, seaquake, submarine earthquake

 

Derivational Morphology: tremor, quake

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: zemljotres   Breton: kren-douar  
Catalan: terratrèmol   Chinese: 地震  
Croatian: potres   Dutch: aardbeving  
Esperanto: tertremo   Estonian: maavärin  
Finnish: maanjäristys   French: tremblement de terre  
German: Erdbeben   Greek: σεισμός  
Indonesian: Gempa bumi   Italian: terremoto  
Japanese: 地震   Latvian: zemestrīce  
Lithuanian: žemės drebėjimas   Maltese: terremot  
Norwegian: jordskjelv   Polish: trzęsienie ziemi  
Portuguese: terramoto   Romanian: cutremur  
Russian: землетрясение   Spanish: terremoto  
Swahili: tetemeko   Telugu: భూకంపం  
 
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