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synonyms for earthquake

  • shock
  • temblor
  • upheaval
  • convulsion
  • fault
  • microseism
  • movement
  • quake
  • quaker
  • seism
  • shake
  • slip
  • trembler
  • undulation
  • macroseism
  • seimicity
  • seismism
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How to use earthquake in a sentence

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.
CARBON DIOXIDE FROM EARTH’S MANTLE MAY TRIGGER SOME ITALIAN EARTHQUAKESMARIA TEMMINGAUGUST 26, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
When they do, they can raise up mountains, cause earthquakes — and open up volcanoes.
LET’S LEARN ABOUT VOLCANOESBETHANY BROOKSHIREAUGUST 5, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Phenomena like earthquakes and ocean tides continually knock Earth’s rotation off-kilter, requiring constant correction of GPS satellite signals.
A GIANT UNDERGROUND MOTION SENSOR IN GERMANY TRACKS EARTH’S WOBBLESMARIA TEMMINGJULY 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
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.
ONE OF AFRICA’S FASTEST-GROWING CITIES IS NOT PREPARED FOR THE EARTHQUAKE IT KNOWS IS COMINGKWASI GYAMFI ASIEDUJULY 3, 2020QUARTZ
Christchurch, New Zealand, transitioned to telework after earthquakes rocked the country in 2010 and 2012.
ENVIRONMENT REPORT: THE LATEST POWER STRUGGLES FOR SDG&E AND SEMPRAMACKENZIE ELMERJUNE 29, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Circulating groundwater triggered a four-year-long swarm of tiny earthquakes that rumbled beneath the Southern California town of Cahuilla, researchers report in the June 19 Science.
MACHINE LEARNING HELPED DEMYSTIFY A CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE SWARMCAROLYN GRAMLINGJUNE 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
When an earthquake rumbles or a volcano erupts undersea, it can cause small waves on the water’s surface.
SCIENTISTS SAY: TSUNAMICAROLYN WILKEJUNE 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Once a month or so, though, there is a major earthquake somewhere on the planet.
LET’S LEARN ABOUT EARTHQUAKESSARAH ZIELINSKIMAY 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
An earthquake or volcano in one place doesn’t trigger other ones far away.
SCIENTISTS SAY: RING OF FIRECAROLYN WILKEAPRIL 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
An earthquake completely destroyed Schiraz in Persia; 12,000 lives were lost.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
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WORDS RELATED TO EARTHQUAKE

  • accident
  • circumstances beyond one's control
  • earthquake
  • force majeure
  • freak accident
  • hurricane
  • inevitable accident
  • marvel
  • natural disaster
  • phenomenon
  • supernatural event
  • tornado
  • unavoidable casualty
  • unforeseen event
  • vis major
  • wonder
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