seaquake


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sea·quake

 (sē′kwāk′)
n.
An earthquake originating under the sea floor.

seaquake

(ˈsiːˌkweɪk)
n
(Geological Science) obsolete an agitation and disturbance of the sea caused by an earthquake at the sea bed. It is now usually described as an earthquake

sea•quake

(ˈsiˌkweɪk)

n.
an agitation of the sea caused by a submarine eruption or earthquake.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seaquake - an earthquake at the sea bed
earthquake, quake, seism, temblor - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
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