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Definition of "earthquake" []

  • A sudden movement of the earth's crust caused by the release of stress accumulated along geologic faults or by volcanic activity. Also called seism, temblor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "earthquake" in a sentence
  • "At Prophecy Update Jimmy DeYoung fills us in that:The word "earthquake" is used 19 times in the Bible, 13 times in the prophetic passages of the Word of God."
  • "Whether this earthquake is a punishment from God, I do not know."
  • "May be this earthquake is the begining of a new era for that nation."