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aftershock an earthquake that follows and has its epicenter near a larger earthquake.
aseismic free from earthquakes; designed to withstand earthquakes.
coseismal connecting points simultaneously affected by an earthquake; (noun) a coseismal line.
coseismic connecting points simultaneously affected by an earthquake; (noun) a coseismal line.
earthquake a quaking or shaking of the earth.
earthquaked shaken or destroyed by an earthquake.
earthquaking having the nature of an earthquake.
epicenter (US) the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the focus of an earthquake.
epicentre the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the focus of an earthquake.
epicentrum the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the focus of an earthquake.
foreshock a minor tremor that precedes an earthquake.
groundswell a broad, deep undulation of the ocean caused by a distant gale or earthquake.
hypocenter the point under the earth's surface where the energy of an earthquake is first released.
intraplate relating to or occurring within the interior of a tectonic plate, eg an intraplate earthquake.
isoseismal a line connecting points of same earthquake intensity.
isoseismic a line connecting points of same earthquake intensity.
megaquake a very large earthquake.
megathrust as in megathrust earthquake, an earthquake of exceptional destructive power.
microearthquake an earthquake of low intensity.
microquake a very small earthquake.
microseismic relating to a microseism, a small earth tremor.
microseismical relating to a microseism, a small earth tremor.
microseismicity the state of being microseismic.
moonquake a seismic disturbance on the moon.
quake a tremor, an earthquake (verb) to shake or vibrate
seism an earthquake.
seismal relating to a seism or earthquake.
seismic relating to earthquakes.
seismical relating to earthquakes.
seismically (Adv.) SEISMICAL, relating to earthquakes.
seismicity the degree of vulnerability to earthquakes.
seismogram a seismograph record.
seismograph an instrument for recording earthquakes.
seismographer one who uses a seismograph.
seismographic relating to seismography.
seismographical relating to seismography.
seismography measurement by use of the seismograph.
seismologic related to seismology.
seismological related to seismology.
seismologically (Adv.) SEISMOLOGICAL, related to seismology.
seismologist one who studies earthquakes.
seismology the study of earthquakes.
seismometer an instrument for measuring earthquake intensity.
seismometric relating to measurement by seismometer.
seismometrical relating to measurement by seismometer.
seismometry the scientific study of earthquakes.
seismonastic relating to seismonasty, response to mechanical shock.
seismoscope an instrument for detecting earthquakes.
seismoscopic pertaining to a seismoscope, an instrument for detecting earthquakes.
temblor (Spanish) an earthquake or earth tremor.
terremotive related to an earthquake.
triangulation in geology, a method of locating an epicenter by determining how far it lies from three widely separated seismographs.
tromometer an instrument for measuring slight earthquake shocks.
tromometric relating to a tromometer, an instrument for measuring slight earthquake shocks.
waterquake a seismic disturbance affecting the sea.