submarine earthquake

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n submarine earthquake an earthquake at the sea bed
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Usage

In literature:

Therefore we may regard these secondary results of a submarine earthquake as seldom phenomena.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Last night an earthquake lifted this submarine range, say, fifty feet above its former level.
"The Goddess of Atvatabar" by William R. Bradshaw
Over this hung a cloud of black smoke which completely hid the vessel from view, while the sea rocked as if with a submarine earthquake.
"Bert Wilson, Marathon Winner" by J. W. Duffield
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