Definition of seaquake in English:


Line breaks: sea|quake
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːkweɪk


A sudden disturbance of the sea caused by a submarine eruption or earthquake.
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  • 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…

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Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
turned backward