earthquake

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. tremor, seism, quake, shock. See violence.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. quake, tremor, temblor, tremblor, trembler, earthquake shock, shock, fault, slip, movement of the earth's surface, movement of the earth's crust, earth tremor, microseism, seismic upheaval, aftershock; an earthquake registering one, two, etc., points on the Richter scale; secondary tremor, tertiary tremor, volcanic quake, shake*, wiggler*.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
tremor, temblor, quake, seism, *earthshake, shock, convulsion, upheaval, cataclysm, *wake-up call.
WORD FIND
center of: epicenter
continental dynamics causing: plate tectonics
following tremor: aftershock
fracture in rock strata, origination of quake: fault
ground waves causing initial roar: primary waves, compressional waves
ground waves causing side-to-side shaking: Love waves
magnitude scale: Richter scale, Mercalli intensity scale
pertaining to: seismic
preceding tremor: foreshock
recorder of earth’s vibrations: seismograph
sea wave caused by: tsunami
study of: seismology
see volcano
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A shaking of the earth: quake, seism, temblor, tremblor, tremor. Informal: shake. See MOVE, REPETITION.

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