Need another word that means the same as “earthquake”? Find 22 synonyms and 30 related words for “earthquake” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Earthquake” are: quake, seism, temblor, earth tremor, tremor, convulsion, shock, foreshock, aftershock, upheaval, eruption, turmoil, turbulence, disruption, agitation, disturbance, unrest, disorder, furore, upset, tumult, chaos
Earthquake as a Noun
Definitions of "Earthquake" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “earthquake” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A sudden violent shaking of the ground, typically causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action.
- Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity.
- A great upheaval.
- A disturbance that is extremely disruptive.
- Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity.
Synonyms of "Earthquake" as a noun (22 Words)
|aftershock||A tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake.|
|agitation||A state of agitation or turbulent change or development.|
Widespread agitation for social reform.
|chaos||Complete disorder and confusion.|
Snow caused chaos in the region.
|convulsion||A violent social or political upheaval.|
The convulsions of 1939 45.
|disorder||A state of confusion.|
Recurrent food crises led to outbreaks of disorder.
|disruption||The act of causing disorder.|
No industry is immune to digital disruption.
|disturbance||Electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.|
The disturbances were precipitated when four men were refused bail.
|earth tremor||The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on.|
|eruption||A sudden very loud noise.|
Irritable skin eruptions.
|foreshock||A mild tremor preceding the violent shaking movement of an earthquake.|
A foreshock had been reported before the 1966 earthquake.
|furore||A sudden outburst (as of protest.|
It was little thought that they would excite such a furore among stamp collectors.
A big quake east of the Rocky Mountains.
|seism||Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity.|
|shock||An unpleasant or disappointing surprise.|
The home made lighting gave my father a shock when he touched the aquarium.
|temblor||Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity.|
|tremor||A small earthquake.|
A tremor of unease.
|tumult||A loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people.|
A tumult of shouting and screaming broke out.
|turbulence||Unstable flow of a liquid or gas.|
The industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence.
|turmoil||A state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.|
The country was in turmoil.
|unrest||A state of agitation or turbulent change or development.|
Years of industrial unrest.
|upheaval||A rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building.|
Times of political upheaval.
|upset||The act of upsetting something.|
The biggest upset since David beat Goliath.
Usage Examples of "Earthquake" as a noun
- A political earthquake.
- Selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees.
Associations of "Earthquake" (30 Words)
|aftermath||New grass growing after mowing or harvest.|
Food prices soared in the aftermath of the drought.
|aftershock||A smaller earthquake following the main shock of a large earthquake.|
|avalanche||Engulf or carry off by an avalanche.|
We have had an avalanche of applications for the post.
|catastrophe||A state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune.|
An environmental catastrophe.
|devastating||Physically or spiritually devastating often used in combination.|
A devastating portrait of human folly.
|disaster||A person or thing that is a complete failure.|
159 people died in the disaster.
|epicenter||The point on the Earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.|
|flicker||(of light or a source of light) shine unsteadily; vary rapidly in brightness.|
The interior lights flickered and came on.
|flutter||An act of fluttering.|
A couple of butterflies fluttered around the garden.
|geologic||Of or relating to or based on geology.|
|landslide||An overwhelming electoral victory.|
The road was blocked by a landslide.
|palpitate||(of the heart) beat rapidly, strongly, or irregularly.|
His nostrils palpitated.
|pulsate||Expand and contract with strong regular movements.|
Blood vessels throb and pulsate.
A big quake east of the Rocky Mountains.
|quiver||A slight trembling movement or sound, especially one caused by a sudden strong emotion.|
The tree s branches stopped quivering.
|seismic||Subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration.|
After a few days of seismic activity the volcanic eruption started.
|seismograph||An instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration.|
|seismology||The branch of geology that studies earthquakes.|
Don t miss the homemade cookies and shakes.
|shaking||The act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements.|
The shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe.
|shiver||Shake slightly and uncontrollably as a result of being cold, frightened, or excited.|
She gave a little shiver as the wind flicked at her bare arms.
|shudder||An act of shuddering.|
I shuddered with horror.
|tremble||A trembling feeling, movement, or sound.|
There was a slight tremble in his voice.
|tremor||Undergo a tremor or tremors.|
A tremor of unease.
|tremulous||Quivering as from weakness or fear.|
Barbara s voice was tremulous.
|tsunami||A long, high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance.|
A colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes.
|vibrate||Move continuously and rapidly to and fro.|
The cabin started to vibrate.
|vibration||(physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean.|
The big capacity engine generated less vibration.
Thick deposits of black volcanic ash.
|wobble||Waver between different courses of action; vacillate.|
The handlebars developed a wobble.