mi·​cro·​earth·​quake ˌmī-krō-ˈərth-ˌkwāk How to pronounce microearthquake (audio)
: an earthquake of low intensity

Examples of microearthquake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earthquakes like the one recorded on the Alabama-Georgia border are known as microearthquakes and are not usually felt by people. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 5 May 2023 Earthquakes with magnitude of 2.0 or less are called microearthquakes. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microearthquake was in 1965

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“Microearthquake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microearthquake. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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