earthquake

General - A shaking of the earth's. Surface resulting from underground movement. In classical mythology, earthquakes arise when the giants, buried under mountains by the gods, move their limbs. (1) Indian law asserts that earthquakes are caused when the elephant, on whose head the world rests, moves. (2) In Japan, the primaeval fish, Namazu, which lives under the earth, causes earthquakes when it moves. (3) In Tibet, earthquakes are said to be caused when the frog, on whose back the world rests, moves. In some accounts, referred to as earthquake.

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