Flooding vs Earthquake - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between flooding and earthquake
is that flooding
is an act of flooding; a flood or gush while earthquake
is a shaking of the ground, caused by volcanic activity or movement around geologic faults.
As a verb flooding
An act of flooding; a flood or gush.
* (Mark Twain)
- And by the same token it was plain that there had also been a hundred and seventy-five floodings of the earth and depositings of limestone strata!
A shaking of the ground, caused by volcanic activity or movement around geologic faults.
* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.2:
* 2006 , Declan Walsh, The Guardian , 6 Oct 2006:
- Her alablaster brest she soft did kis, / Which all that while shee felt to pant and quake, / As it an Earth-quake were: at last she thus bespake.
- Last year's earthquake crushed his house, his livelihood and very nearly his leg, he said, pointing to a plastered limb that refuses to heal.
* earthquake engineering
* fault line
* Richter scale