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noun as in tremor from inside the earth

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Continuous buildup of carbon dioxide underground, he says, could drive earthquakes, which fracture Earth’s crust and allow more CO2 to creep upward, which in turn generates more quakes.

When they do, they can raise up mountains, cause earthquakes — and open up volcanoes.

Phenomena like earthquakes and ocean tides continually knock Earth’s rotation off-kilter, requiring constant correction of GPS satellite signals.

While this is not the first time Ghana’s capital has experienced earth tremor, the frequency and intensity of recent tremors have left many residents worried about an imminent major earthquake.

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Christchurch, New Zealand, transitioned to telework after earthquakes rocked the country in 2010 and 2012.

But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.

In 1997, an earthquake in Assisi caused the collapse of the main cathedral and killed ten people.

In 2010 Cuba provided the largest contingent of medical staff during the aftermath of the huge earthquake that shook Haiti.

The earthquake sparked a surge in religious belief in Japan.

It is a glimpse at life exactly as it was at 3:32 am on April 6, 2009 when the earthquake stopped time.

An earthquake completely destroyed Schiraz in Persia; 12,000 lives were lost.

She is always in fear of an earthquake, and feels safer to have a light burning in readiness all night long.

Matthew, in his account of the fact of the Resurrection, says that there was an earthquake when the angel rolled away the stone.

A terrible earthquake happened at Pekin, in China, throwing down houses and burying more than 1,000 inhabitants in the ruins.

The town of Praia, in the island of Terceira, completely destroyed by an earthquake.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to earthquake, such as: shock, temblor, upheaval, convulsion, fault, and microseism.

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