microearthquake

noun
mi·​cro·​earth·​quake | \ˌmī-krō-ˈərth-ˌkwāk \

Definition of microearthquake 

: an earthquake of low intensity

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Earthquakes with magnitude of 2.0 or less are called microearthquakes. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Magnitude 3.1 earthquake shakes border of Illinois and Indiana," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of microearthquake

1965, in the meaning defined above

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