A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; -- called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; starling.
We know we cannot underestimate the importance of emergency planning in our region, nor can we assume we'll have ample warning time. If an earthquake or terrorist attack hits, we won't necessarily have advance alerts or opportunities to double- and triple-check our plans. Ellen Tauscher
Whenever an earthquake or tsunami takes thousands of innocent lives, a shocked world talks of little else. Anne M. Mulcahy
I should like to save the Shire, if I could - though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them. J. R. R. Tolkien
earthquake in Dutch is aardbeving
earthquake in German is Erdbeben
earthquake in Italian is terremoto
earthquake in Norwegian is jordskjelv, jordskjelv
earthquake in Portuguese is terremoto
earthquake in Spanish is terremoto