Associations to the word «Earthquake»


EARTHQUAKE, noun. A shaking of the ground, caused by volcanic activity or movement around geologic faults. [from 14th c.]
EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, noun. The study of the behavior of buildings and structures subject to seismic loading
EARTHQUAKE PROTECTOR, noun. (earthquake engineering) A sliding type of low friction base isolation for protection of building structures against lateral impact of strong earthquakes.
EARTHQUAKE PROTECTORS, noun. Plural of earthquake protector
EARTHQUAKE STORM, noun. The theorized situation where one earthquake triggers a series of other large earthquakes, along the same plate boundary, as the stress transfers along the fault system.

Dictionary definition

EARTHQUAKE, noun. Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity.
EARTHQUAKE, noun. A disturbance that is extremely disruptive; "selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees".

Wise words

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