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earthquake

noun [C] uk   /ˈɜːθ.kweɪk/ us    /ˈɝːθ-/
B2 a sudden violent movement of the earth's surface, sometimes causing great damage: In 1906 an earthquake destroyed much of San Francisco.
Translations of “earthquake”
in Korean 지진…
in Arabic زِلْزال, هَزَّة أَرْضيَّة…
in Portuguese terremoto…
in Catalan terratrèmol…
in Japanese 地震…
in Italian terremoto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地震…
in Russian землетрясение…
in Turkish deprem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地震…
in Polish trzęsienie ziemi…
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