Earthquake Vocabulary Word List

(About 375 words and expressions)

Nouns and Noun Phrases
(number) days ago
(number)-magnitude earthquake
(number)-magnitude aftershock
(number)-magnitude quake

a baby
a boy
a building
a camp
a child, children
a chopper
a city
a couple
a day
a delay
a diagnosis
a disaster
a doctor
a family
a father
a field hospital
a foreigner
a girl
a glitch
a helicopter
a helmet
a landing zone
a listening device
a machine
a military spokesman
a miracle
a mother
a nationally televised address
a news conference
a nurse
a paramedic
a place of safety
a plane
a quake
a refuge
a response
a return flight
a road
a school
a sign of breathing
a single person
a sip of water
a stairwell
a strong aftershock
a survivor
a team
a tourist
a tour group
a transport plane
a truck
a uniform
a week
a weekend
a village
a rural area
a bridge

an aid offer (an offer of aid)
an alarm
an aftershock
an earthquake
an epidemic
an hour
an operation
an orphan

the aftermath
the aid
the airport
the area
the badly injured people
the balcony
the blankets
the blocked roads
the bodies
the bystanders
the capital
the country
the crumbling towns
the damage
the dawn
the dead (body, burial, cremation)
the death toll (this is the number of people who died)
the debris
the devastation
the disaster
the elderly
the equipment and supplies
the evacuation
the family home
the first floor
the food
the help
the homeless
the homes
the hungry
the infrastructure
the initial commitment of aid
the injured
the injuries
the key roads
the leaders
the location
the lobby
the medical equipment
the medical supplies
the medicine
the misery
the people
the President
the Prime Minister
the problem
the quake zone
the quake's victims
the region
the relief aid
the relief effort
the relief operations
the relief supplies
the remote parts of (country name)
the reports
the rescue efforts
the rescue workers
the rescuers
the residents
the roads
the roadsides
the rubble
the search dogs
the (first)(or second, or third, or another number) floor
the slabs of concrete
the small aircraft
the stairs
the stitches
the surgery
the suspension of airline flights
the temblor
the tents
the third floor
the tools
the town
the treatment
the troops
the weak
the whole effort
The United Nations

time
today
tomorrow
uncle
water
aid relief
air supply
assistance
breath-detecting equipment
carbon dioxide
cholera
clearance (to land an aircraft)
dehydration
disease
dozens of
east
everyone
ground level
hope
hour of need
hundreds of millions of dollars
husband
landslides
measles
miles
millions
morning
neighbors
north
northeast
northwest
panic
right now
seismic activity
serious injury
sister
south
southeast
southwest
space
tectonic plate
tens of thousands
water bottle
west
whole towns
wife
yesterday

lacerations
cuts
bruises
broken bones
internal injuries
pneumonia
typhoid
tetanus
epidemic
medical team
IV drip (intravenous drip)
medical treatment
medical aid

financial aid
the money
foreign aid
aid team
armed forces

Adjectives
desperate
heavy
isolated
scared
unidentified
northern
southern
eastern
western

Travel Words
passport
photo ID (photo identification)
identification papers
travel documents
signature, signed documents
birth certificate
death certificate
immigrant, immigrate
emigrant, emigrate
a visa
an exit permit
a travellers check
bills (paper money)
coin
the luggage
a suitcase
a carry-on
a ticket
an airline
a plane
a reservation
the accommodations
the departure
the arrival

Communications Words
an e-mail
the Internet
a web site
a site
a blog
a bulletin board
a chat board
the media
a television crew
a camera crew
a photographer
a photograph
a newscaster
an announcer
a reporter
the press
a newspaper
a magazine
the bureau chief
a news article
a news report
a story
a feature

Verbs
to acknowledge
to airdrop
to alternate
to announce
to appeal for
to arrive
to be able to (were able to)
to be affected (were affected)
to be believed to be (was believed to be)
to be centered
to be clear
to be flooded, to be flooded out
to be from (name of country, region, city, town or village where the person lives)
to be homeless
to be hungry
to be injured, to get injured
to be kind
to be loaded
to be on the road
to be orphaned, to be an orphan
to be ready
to be scared
to be starving
to be trapped
to be underway
to be unidentified
to be worth it (the effort is worth it)
to board
to break out
to bring back (brought back)
to call
to cause (damage)
to choke
to cling to (clinging to life)
to collapse
to commit (committed funds)
to crawl, to crawl on all fours
to crumble
to cry
to deliver
to demolish
to describe
to detect
to dig
to double
to dwindle
to emerge
to estimate
to fall
to fan out from
to feed
to feel sad
to feel sympathy, to express sympathy
to find
to fly (flew)
to force
to get clearance to land
to get dragged by (something)
to get there
to get trapped by (something)
to give way to
to grab
to grab onto (something or someone)
to grieve
to help
to hold
to join the (relief) effort
to kill
to land
to leave homeless (were left homeless)
to lie (bodies lay)
to lose (lost)
to make a point of mentioning (someone's) help
to mob
to need
to offer
to open up
to pledge
to pour in
to promise
to pull
to push
to raise an alarm, to sound an alarm
to recover (recovered the bodies)
to remain isolated
to remember
to remove
to request
to rescue
to save
to say
to see
to select
to set up
to shake (shook)
to shield from
to sleep, to be asleep
to stand
to submerge, to be submerged
to survive, to barely survive
to take
to take a toll
to take back
to televise
to thank
to trap
to want
to warn

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