[urth-pur-suh n] /ˈɜrθˌpɜr sən/ noun 1. a human inhabitant or native of the planet Earth.
noun, Geology. 1. a pillar of earthy matter left by erosion of the surrounding ground. noun 1. a landform consisting of a column of clay or earth capped and protected from erosion by a boulder
[urth-kweyk] /ˈɜrθˌkweɪk/ noun 1. a series of vibrations induced in the earth’s crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating. 2. something that is severely disruptive; upheaval. /ˈɜːθˌkweɪk/ noun 1. a sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust or upper mantle, usually caused by movement […]
noun 1. a civil engineer who studies the effects of seismic activity on structures and consults on earthquake-resistant design and construction.