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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity v. - Shake with seismic vibrations; Shake with fast, tremulous movements.

Usage examples (38)
  • As many as 150 feared dead in Italian quake, rescue official says
  • All buildings will collapse if the quake is severe enough though.
  • I guess helping them through a devastating earth quake is a no-no?
  • An 8.8 quake is of course a powerful one so the damage is extensive. for more
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