submarine earthquake

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Noun1.submarine earthquake - 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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A new study has revealed some of the factors that made the submarine earthquake that set off the devastating tsunami that struck Japan's Tohoku region in March 2011 so strong.
A powerful tsunami, triggered by a submarine earthquake of 7.
The devastating event would be caused by a submarine earthquake - like last year's in the Indian Ocean - said Professor Bill McGuire, head of the Benfield Hazard Research Centre at University College London.

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