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earthquake

earth·quake

earthquake

 
 
pronunciation:
uhrth kweIk
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part of speech: noun
definition: a shaking or other movement of part of the earth's surface, resulting from volcanic activity or the sudden release of tension along geologic fault lines.
The earthquake caused roads to crack, buildings to topple, and hundreds of fires to break out in the city.
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  earth, geology