Examples of earthquake in a Sentence
a building destroyed by earthquake
the San Andreas Fault is notorious for its earthquakes
Recent Examples of earthquake from the Web
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen concluded that El Salvador had received significant international aid to recover from the earthquake, and homes, schools, and hospitals there had been rebuilt.
The land is vulnerable to earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruptions.
In 2011, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami struck Japan’s northeastern coast, killing nearly 20,000 people and severely damaging the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.
The shut down of the export facilities follows Monday’s closure of a gas processing plant and well pads at the Hides field in Hela Province, near where the earthquake struck.
By the time the Crusaders entered the once-sumptuous complex more than 700 years later, it had already been battered by neglect and earthquakes, and largely destroyed once during a Persian conquest and later at the order of a mad Egyptian king.
Those were flush times: the U.S. had given temporary protected status to Haitians because of the 2010 earthquake, and took a softer line on Cubans because of Castro.
Hanyu was 16 and practicing on his home rink when the earthquake struck.
His 2015 Iditarod run and survival of the earthquake, which killed more than 8,500 people, were documented in detail by The Washington Post.
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First Known Use of earthquake
bluster, bobbery, bustle, coil, commotion, furor, furore, fuss, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, pandemonium, rout, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, squall, stew, stir, to-do, turmoil, welter, williwaw;
EARTHQUAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of earthquake for English Language Learners
: a shaking of a part of the Earth's surface that often causes great damage
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