seaquake

noun
sea·​quake | \ ˈsē-ˌkwāk How to pronounce seaquake (audio) \

Definition of seaquake

: a submarine earthquake

First Known Use of seaquake

1680, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seaquake

sea + earthquake

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