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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 earth·quake /ˈɝθˌkwek/
 地震

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earth·quake n. A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; -- called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
 Earthquake alarm, a bell signal constructed to operate on the theory that a few seconds before the occurrence of an earthquake the magnet temporarily loses its power.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Earth·quake, a. Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; startling.
    The earthquake voice of victory.   --Byron.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 earthquake
      n 1: shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting
           from underground movement along a fault plane of from
           volcanic activity [syn: quake, temblor, seism]
      2: a disturbance that is extremely disruptive; "selling the
         company caused an earthquake among the employees"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Earthquake
    mentioned among the extraordinary phenomena of Palestine (Ps.
    18:7; comp. Hab. 3:6; Nah. 1:5; Isa. 5:25).
      The first earthquake in Palestine of which we have any record
    happened in the reign of Ahab (1 Kings 19:11, 12). Another took
    place in the days of Uzziah, King of Judah (Zech. 14:5). The
    most memorable earthquake taking place in New Testament times
    happened at the crucifixion of our Lord (Matt. 27:54). An
    earthquake at Philippi shook the prison in which Paul and Silas
    were imprisoned (Act 16:26).
      It is used figuratively as a token of the presence of the Lord
    (Judg. 5:4; 2 Sam. 22:8; Ps. 77:18; 97:4; 104:32).