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Sadly it was all destroyed by an earthquake 1,500 years ago and the rubble was carted off by Ottoman invaders to build houses. The Sun (2016)The nuclear power plant is in an earthquake zone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Nuclear reactors are built on earthquake fault lines. Radford, Tim & Leggett, Jeremy The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)There were initial reports that the fire was triggered by a small earthquake. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This can mean prayer for politicians and governments or for victims of earthquakes and landslides. Christianity Today (2000)Today most of the government buildings have been destroyed by the earthquake. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most minor injuries during earthquakes are due to panic. Bachmann, Susan (editor) & Barth, Melinda Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)There is also a risk of triggering small earthquakes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My guess is that no more than a few hundred of these were victims of the earthquake. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Their abbey had been destroyed in an earthquake and some of the monks killed. Davey, Ray Rev. & Cole, John A Channel of Peace (1993)Sceptics say a meteor shower and a small earthquake were responsible. The Sun (2012)This is significant because the energy released by an earthquake depends on the size of the area of slip. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They spent two nights on the mountain because their escape was cut off after the earthquake destroyed paths and ladders. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Japanese prepare for earthquakes in other ways. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One is the diplomatic sensitivity about upsetting Japan after the worst earthquake and tsunami in its history. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Volunteers said that security forces in the earthquake zone appeared to be more interested in stopping their efforts than in helping the victims. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Fault lines form, producing incredible stress that gets released in earthquakes. The Sun (2011)This summer Stornoway is braced for a minor earthquake. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nonetheless, engineers are confident enough to build high towers within earthquake zones. Richard Fortey THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The duke and duchess were caught up in a minor earthquake in Assam last night. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Worried experts said the temperature and pressure in one nuclear reactor were continuing to rise after the earthquake triggered a fault in its cooling system. The Sun (2011)The Japanese earthquake has made the situation worse as many of the big manufacturers are based in the country or source components from there. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In 2011 production was significantly reduced because of shortages of parts after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The singer shed a few tears at a press conference in Tokyo while remembering victims of the March earthquake and tsunami. The Sun (2011)The Japanese people will for sure learn many lessons from the earthquake and tsunami tragedy, but what lessons should they and we learn about nuclear power? Times, Sunday Times (2011)

Synonyms of 'earthquake'

earth tremor, quake, tremor, seism

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Translations for 'earthquake'

British English: earthquake /ˈɜːθˌkweɪk/ NOUN
An earthquake is a shaking of the ground caused by movement of the earth's surface.
Several villages were destroyed by the earthquake.
  • American English: earthquake
  • Arabic: زِلْزَال
  • Brazilian Portuguese: terremoto
  • Chinese: 地震
  • Croatian: potres
  • Czech: zemětřesení
  • Danish: jordskælv
  • Dutch: aardbeving
  • European Spanish: terremoto
  • Finnish: maanjäristys
  • French: tremblement de terre
  • German: Erdbeben
  • Greek: σεισμός
  • Italian: terremoto
  • Japanese: 地震
  • Korean: 지진
  • Norwegian: jordskjelv
  • Polish: trzęsienie ziemi
  • European Portuguese: terramoto
  • Romanian: cutremur
  • Russian: землетрясение
  • Spanish: terremoto
  • Swedish: jordbävning
  • Thai: แผ่นดินไหว
  • Turkish: deprem
  • Ukrainian: землетрус
  • Vietnamese: động đất

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