big, great, huge, major, massive, severe | minor, small
EARTHQUAKE + VERB
happen, hit sth, occur, strike (sth)
The earthquake hit the city at two in the morning.
| shake sth
The earthquake shook buildings throughout the business district.
| destroy sth, devastate sth, kill sb, leave sb homeless | measure sth
an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale
EARTHQUAKE + NOUN
in a/the ~
The block of flats was destroyed in an earthquake.
the epicentre of an earthquake, the magnitude of an earthquake
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