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microearthquake

[ mahy-kroh-urth-kweyk ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˈɜrθˌkweɪk /
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noun
an earthquake of very low intensity (magnitude of 2 or less on the Richter scale).
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Also called microtremor.

Origin of microearthquake

First recorded in 1965–70; micro- + earthquake
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