Definitions for "Earthquake"
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 of the earth's surface. plate seismic
The release of stored clastic energy caused by sudden fracture and movement of rocks inside the Earth. Part of the energy released produces seismic waves, like P, S, and surface waves, that travel outward in all directions from the point of initial rupture. These waves shake the ground as they pass by. An earthquake is felt if the shaking is strong enough to cause ground accelerations exceeding approximately 1.0 centimeter/second' (Richter, 1958).
a continuous series of intricate twistings and oscillations in all possible directions, up and down, east and west, north and south, of the greatest irregularity both in intensity and direction
Earthquake (アースクエイク) is a video game character from SNK Playmore's Samurai Shodown series of fighting games.
a natural disaster
Earthquake is a 1974 disaster film that was among several box-office successful disaster films of the 1970s that places a recognizable all-star cast in life and death situations. The basic plot concerns the reactions and struggles for survival after a catastrophic earthquake hits the city of Los Angeles, California.
This is one of several Additional Perils that can be added to a Fire policy. In many cases a deductible will be imposed depending on the location of the risk.
a localized event that has happened before
Damage occasioned by or happening through earthquake is excluded from the standard fire policy but may be insured as an additional peril. Earthquake damage is the subject of separate insurance in some countries.
a natural phenomenon
a natural tsunami warning
a phenomenon unlike any other in nature
Keywords:  tremor, violent
a violent earth tremor
Keywords:  pangs, sorrows, birth, beginning, sign
a sign of the beginning of sorrows or birth pangs
Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; startling.
ECONOMY: use for places, not for an industry or business; FINANCE is used for a company and ASSET is used for a person. EDUCATION: general; used with CHANGE, ALTERNATIVE, HANDICAPPED, etc ELDERLY: use for general stories about people over 60; may use specifically with ABUSE, FRAUD, DISCRIMINATION, etc. ELECTION: use for political campaigns; for outcome RESULT is used.
a greater danger
an unpredictable dangerous thing," he said
a geological event inside the earth that generates strong vibrations
a part of a long term geological process, in fact it is an event in the geological history of a region
may include damage reports, vulnerability assessments, or code provisions
Keywords:  distinctions, great, leveller
a great leveller of distinctions