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Meaning & Definition of Earthquake in English

English

Earthquake

/ərθkwek/

noun

1. Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity

    synonym:
  • earthquake
  • ,
  • quake
  • ,
  • temblor
  • ,
  • seism

2. A disturbance that is extremely disruptive

  • "Selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
    synonym:
  • earthquake

Examples of using

This is the worst earthquake on record.
When he was just about to leave, an earthquake started.
An earthquake can happen at any time.