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earthquake

noun

Definition of EARTHQUAKE

1
a shaking of the earth <the San Andreas Fault is notorious for its earthquakes>
2
a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order) <the election of the socialist candidate caused a political earthquake that nearly led to a military coup>

March 27, 2015
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