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Earthquakes

aftershock

noun

a small earthquake (=occasion when the earth shakes) that happens after a bigger one

earthquake

noun

a sudden shaking movement of the ground

epicenter

the American spelling of epicentre

epicentre

noun

the area of land directly over the centre of an earthquake

magnitude

noun

the strength of an earthquake, measured with numbers from 1 to 10, where 10 is the most powerful

quake

noun

an earthquake

the Richter scale

noun

a way of measuring the strength of an earthquake

the San Andreas Fault

a large area in the US state of California where there are many earthquakes (=occasions when the ground moves violently)

seismic

adjective

relating to earthquakes

seismograph

noun

an instrument that is used for measuring the strength of earthquakes

seismology

noun

the scientific study of earthquakes. A scientist who studies earthquakes is called a seismologist.

shock wave

noun

the force of an explosion or earthquake, especially when it affects places far away

temblor

noun

an earthquake

tremor

noun

a small earthquake

seismological

adjective

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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