seaquake


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seaquake

[′sē‚kwāk]
(geophysics)
An earth tremor whose epicenter is beneath the ocean and can be felt only by ships in the vicinity of the epicenter. Also known as submarine earthquake.
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7 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the tragic events caused by the seaquake in southeast Asia, DaimlerChrysler has initiated a series of relief efforts to support the victims of the disaster.
Brongersma-Sanders (1957) compiled an exhaustive review of marine wildlife "catastrophes" and categorized the causes as vulcanism (volcanic activity), tectonic earth- and seaquake, change in salinity, temperature change, noxious waterbloom, lack of oxygen, and by poisonous gases, severe storms, as connected with spawning runs, by stranding, or uncertain.
The policy covers marine vessel damage, earthquake, seaquake, landslide and volcanic eruption.