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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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The hydrodynamic force induced by earthquake excitations is formulated to represent real seaquake conditions.
From a physics point of view, seaquakes are often linked to propagation of P acoustic waves through water.
(1996) Seaquakes felt on board a ship, seismic waves seen in a tunnel.
(1987) A study on the effect of seaquakes on a floating body.
(2014) The generation of seaquakes and its impact on floating bodies.
Brongersma-Sanders (1957) reviewed factors known to cause mass mortalities in the marine environment, including hypoxia, algal blooms, volcanism, earth- or seaquakes, vertical currents, changes in temperature and salinity, and severe storms.