Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An earthquake originating under the sea floor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An earthquake which takes place beneath the ocean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A quaking of the sea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An earthquake whose epicentre is beneath the sea

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an earthquake at the sea bed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[sea + (earth)quake.]

Examples

  • No one seemed to think for a moment of danger, or took heed of the bustle on deck, or of the quivering and shaking of everything in the saloon, which seemed suffering from what Mr Lathrope styled a "seaquake" -- in contradistinction to earthquake.

    The Wreck of the Nancy Bell Cast Away on Kerguelen Land

  • On December 26th, 2004 the second biggest seaquake in the history of mankind caused a devastating catastrophe in the Indian Ocean.

    Help (Music (For Robots))

  • It was the worst earthquake (actually a seaquake) recorded in Western history; 70,000 people died.

    Kant's Philosophical Development

  • On December 26th, 2004 the second biggest seaquake in the history of mankind caused a devastating catastrophe in the Indian Ocean.

    Music (For Robots): July 2005 Archives

  • A terrible hurricane accompanied by a seaquake and a very high tide swept away almost all of the Adriatic island of Malamocco, a thriving port and home of the Venetian government before 809.

    Veniceblog:

  • A terrible hurricane accompanied by a seaquake and a very high tide swept away almost all of the Adriatic island of Malamocco, a thriving port and home of the Venetian government before 809.

    Earthquakes in Venice

  • Beyond the formal interactions that take place at this level, there could not have been a better expression of human solidarity than the enthusiastic response of South Africans, to the devastation caused by the seaquake and ensuing tsunami in Asia and the northeastern shelf of Africa.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Beyond the formal interactions that take place at this level, there could not have been a better expression of human solidarity than the enthusiastic response of South Africans, to the devastation caused by the seaquake and ensuing tsunami in Asia and the northeastern shelf of Africa.

    Address at the Second Joint sitting of the third Democratic Parliament, Cape Town

  • Beyond the formal interactions that take place at this level, there could not have been a better expression of human solidarity than the enthusiastic response of South Africans, to the devastation caused by the seaquake and ensuing tsunami in Asia and the northeastern shelf of Africa.

    Address of the President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, at the Second Joint sitting of the third Democratic Parliament, Cape Town

  • Everything's there: raw survey data, research schedules, live maps, three-dimensional seaquake animations, and recent publications.

    Starfish

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