Definition of seaquake in English:


Line breaks: sea|quake
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːkweɪk


  • A sudden disturbance of the sea caused by a submarine eruption or earthquake.
    More example sentences
    • The museum in Indonesia's politically fraught Aceh province was shaken by the seaquake that triggered off the tsunami.
    • In the same year the Hawaiian Islands, Spain, England and Latin America are also devastated by seaquakes and floods.
    • Devastated by an epic seaquake, Japan and its people struggle for survival…

More definitions of seaquake

Definition of seaquake in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea