earthquake

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, great, huge, large, major, massive, powerful, severe, strong
devastating
minor, small
undersea, underwater

the tsunami caused by an undersea earthquake

VERB + EARTHQUAKE
cause, trigger
experience

The area has not experienced a major earthquake in more than 700 years.

feel

I don't understand why we felt the earthquake and you didn't.

survive, withstand

The school was built to withstand earthquakes.

predict

You can't accurately predict earthquakes.

record

It was the biggest earthquake ever recorded in the US.

EARTHQUAKE + VERB
happen, hit (sth), occur, strike (sth)

The earthquake hit the city at two in the morning.

rock sth, shake sth

The earthquake shook buildings throughout the business district.

destroy sth, devastate sth, kill sb, leave sb homeless
cause sth
measure sth

an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale

EARTHQUAKE + NOUN
activity

an organization which monitors earthquake activity

zone
survivor, victim
damage
prediction
hazard, risk
PREPOSITION
in a/the earthquake

The building was destroyed in an earthquake.

PHRASES
the epicentre/epicenter of an earthquake

the evacuation of coastlines within 600 miles of the earthquake's epicentre/epicenter

the magnitude of an earthquake

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