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20th Jul '17 2:41:41 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In the pilot episode of ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', Pete plants one of those old jiggling exercise machines to the foundation of the house next door and creates mini-quakes to scare away potential buyers so he can use the land to create his own backyard paradise.
24th Feb '17 4:32:26 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Almost every MadScientist has at least one of these in his blueprint library, sometimes even two. Sometimes simply called the Earthquake Machine, or the Quicksand Generator, Liquefaction Array, or even Ruin Device. If it does the two things that all earthquake machines have in common, it will: 1) cause earthquakes as its primary function, 2) [[CaptainObvious probably be a machine.]]

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Almost every MadScientist has at least one of these in his blueprint library, sometimes even two. Sometimes simply called the Earthquake Machine, or the Quicksand Generator, Liquefaction Array, or even Ruin Device. If it does the two things that all earthquake machines have in common, it will: 1) cause earthquakes as its primary function, 2) [[CaptainObvious probably be a machine.]]
machine]], although there are a few examples of this trope involving living creatures instead of machinery.



* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can use his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels which can also generate vibrations.

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* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' is a robotic-like creature known as a Talpaedan who can use his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels which can also generate vibrations.
5th Dec '16 8:59:24 PM ZootyCutie94
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* Seismo from ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' is a living one, with giant feet that shake the earth when he stomps them. Unfortunately for those around him, he gets ultra-nervous very easy and has the tendency to tap his feet when he does...
18th Jul '16 1:49:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* This causes the Undertaking in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Specifically, the first season's bad guy uses one [[spoiler:[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy or two, actually]] to destroy a particularly crime-ridden section of the city.]]

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* This causes the Undertaking in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. Specifically, the first season's bad guy uses one [[spoiler:[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy or [[spoiler:or two, actually]] actually to destroy a particularly crime-ridden section of the city.]]
5th Jul '16 4:24:15 PM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/BattleZone1998'', the NSDF Grizzly HoverTank and its CCA counterpart carry the 'Thumper', a special weapon that channels biometal ammo directly into the ground to create a massive earthquake wave that will send enemies flying helplessly into the air.
23rd Apr '16 6:19:21 AM StFan
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* Was one in ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''

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* The absolute first appearance of ComicBook/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Enemy of the World" the eponymous dictator Salamander's evil scheme involves causing earthquakes in territories that oppose him.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-219 219]]. Actually can shake anything, not just earth.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP]]-[[http://www.''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-219 219]]. SCP-219]]. Actually can shake anything, not just earth.

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* The ''{{Franchise/Superman}}'' cartoon ''Electric Earthquake'' has one-- created by a Native American MadScientist who wants to reclaim Manhattan for his people, believing it was taken by fraud.
* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can use his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels wich can also generate vibrations.

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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla claimed to have built one, but when it was tested on ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' it failed to create an earthquake, although it was able to sustain some significant vibrations.
* Hydrogen Bombs do this, particularly when someone buries them. Though one air detonated bomb, the Tsar Bomba, explosion was so big that it could be FELT anywhere and everywhere. Strangely though despite the wide swath of earth that is shook by an underground blast, there is little damage that is earthquake related.

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* The ''{{Franchise/Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' cartoon ''Electric Earthquake'' has one-- one -- created by a Native American Native-American MadScientist who wants to reclaim Manhattan for his people, believing it was taken by fraud.
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* UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla claimed to have built one, but when it was tested on ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' ''Series/MythBusters'' it failed to create an earthquake, although it was able to sustain some significant vibrations.
* Hydrogen Bombs do this, particularly when someone buries them. Though one air detonated air-detonated bomb, the Tsar Bomba, explosion was so big that it could be FELT anywhere and everywhere. Strangely though despite the wide swath of earth that is shook by an underground blast, there is little damage that is earthquake related.
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13th Apr '16 2:05:19 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* The DESTINY superweapon from ''Film/TheCore''.

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* The DESTINY Deep Earth Seismic Trigger Initiative, or [[FunWithAcronyms DESTINI]], superweapon from ''Film/TheCore''.
14th Feb '16 5:38:11 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Experiment #513 (Named Richter) is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Experiment #513 (Named 513 (named Richter) is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.
30th Dec '15 1:38:41 PM Anddrix
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* The absolute first appearance of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.

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* The absolute first appearance of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.
2nd Nov '15 1:20:12 PM StFan
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* The absolute first appearance of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in the [[TheGoldenAge Golden Age of Comic Books]] ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.

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* The absolute first appearance of SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor (Then only known as Luthor) in the [[TheGoldenAge Golden Age of Comic Books]] UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics involved Luthor stealing one of these.
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