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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She listed several elements known to cause such mortalities, including hypoxia, algal blooms, volcanism, earth- or seaquakes, vertical currents, severe storms, changes in temperature, and sudden changes in salinity.
Seaquakes, giant waves and the Bermuda Triangle effect have all surfaced as explanations for this strange event, but no one has ever solved the mystery.