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earth wave

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noun Geology.
  1. any elastic wave traveling through the material of the earth, as a wave caused by an earthquake.
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  • This last rolls in upon the land long after the earth-wave has arrived and spent itself.

    Principles of Geology

    Charles Lyell

  • Although the earth-wave traversed the whole city, the shock was felt more severely in some quarters than in others.


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