microearthquake

noun
mi·​cro·​earth·​quake | \ ˌmī-krō-ˈərth-ˌkwāk How to pronounce microearthquake (audio) \

Definition of microearthquake

: an earthquake of low intensity

Examples of microearthquake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earthquakes with magnitude of 2.0 or less are called microearthquakes. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of microearthquake

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Microearthquake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microearthquake. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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