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any elastic wave traveling through the material of the earth, as a wave caused by an earthquake.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for earth wave
This last rolls in upon the land long after the earth-wave has arrived and spent itself.
Principles of Geology
Although the earth-wave traversed the whole city, the shock was felt more severely in some quarters than in others.
The San Francisco Calamity