What does the word earthquake mean?

Usage examples for earthquake

  1. But now there came a blast of fire behind him, for the Fire- eaters had disappeared, and all was whirling and shaken before his eyes; and the Plough sped desperately over earthquake and space. – The Field of Clover by Laurence Housman
  2. But the earthquake, though it alarm our body, will bring no fear to our mind unless we regard it as an act of justice, of mysterious vengeance, of supernatural punishment. – The Buried Temple by Maurice Maeterlinck