Meaning & Definition of Earthquake in English
1. Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
- earthquake ,
- quake ,
- temblor ,
2. A disturbance that is extremely disruptive
- "Selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
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.