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icequake

[ ahys-kweyk ]
/ ˈaɪsˌkweɪk /
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noun

a disturbance, especially a vibration or series of vibrations, caused by the breaking up of large ice masses.

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Origin of icequake

First recorded in 1890–95; ice + (earth)quake
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