Flooding vs Earthquake - What's the difference?

flooding | earthquake |


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

is .

flooding

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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!

    earthquake

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A shaking of the ground, caused by volcanic activity or movement around geologic faults.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.2:
  • 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.
  • * 2006 , Declan Walsh, The Guardian , 6 Oct 2006:
  • 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.

    Synonyms

    * earthdin * quake * seism * temblor * terremote * tremblor * tremor

    Derived terms

    * earthquake-prone

    See also

    * aftershock * earthquake engineering * fault line * Richter scale * seismic * seismograph * seismologist * seismology * tremor * tsunami