earth wave

noun Geology.

any elastic wave traveling through the material of the earth, as a wave caused by an earthquake. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for earth wave

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

  • This last rolls in upon the land long after the earth-wave has arrived and spent itself.

    Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell