planetquake

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Mot composé de planet (« planète ») et de quake (« tremblement »), d’après earthquake.

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  1. Tremblement de terre sur une planète (en particulier, toutes autres planètes que la Terre).
    But why should Jupiter and Saturn exercise such a particular influence on the earth when they attain these longitudes? M. Delauney answers that when in those longitudes the planets encounter meteor swarms, and just as earthquakes are rather numerous in November, when the earth passes through a meteor stream, so they reach a maximum when either of the planets undergoes the same experience. By strict parity of reasoning, it is planetquakes that ought to ensue upon these conditions, not earthquakes; but to a bold theorist like M. Delauney that is a trifle. — (John A. Westwood Oliver, Earthquake Warnings, dans The Eclectic Magazine, août 1887, page 192 [texte intégral])