earthquake

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  • noun

Synonyms for earthquake

earth tremor

Synonyms for earthquake

a shaking of the earth

Synonyms for earthquake

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

a disturbance that is extremely disruptive

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It will allow us to predict future earthquakes with much greater accuracy, as well as study in much greater detail the fundamental processes of distortion that are the causes of earthquakes,'' said Tom Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, which will oversee the project.
The causes of earthquakes are extremely devastating, and researching stronger structural techniques has been important in providing safer buildings to live and work in.