Definition Earthquake

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Definition

an earthquake: a sudden violent movement of the Earth's surface, a seismic tremor
noun

Examples

  • "This was the strongest earthquake to hit the region in over 30 years."
  • "By now, you've no doubt read the newspapers: devastating earthquakes, deadly floods, fatal epidemics, terrorist attacks, destructive hurricanes and death tolls in the thousands, and that's just on the front page!"
  • "China: an earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit central China, leaving 6,000 people dead and the Chinese city of Xangxingxongdo in ruins."
  • "When they had the earthquake in San Francisco back in nineteen-six, they said that ol' mother nature was up to her old tricks."
  • "It's been abandoned since the earthquake of 1989."
  • "Brent : Moira, witnesses say that the initial earthquake lasted for nearly 50 seconds."
  • "Moira : Speaking of Mexico, or more precisely the Gulf of Mexico, an earthquake struck the west coast of central Florida last night."

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