moonquake etymology

English word moonquake comes from English moon, English quake

Detailed word origin of moonquake

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
moon English (eng) (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.. (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.. Any natural satellite of a planet.. (with "the") Earth's only natural satellite.. A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.. The eighteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot. (intransitive, US, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated [...]
quake English (eng) A trembling or shaking.. An earthquake, a trembling of the ground with force. (intransitive) To tremble or shake.. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to tremble or shake.
moonquake English (eng) A seismic event occurring on the moon; the lunar equivalent of an earthquake.