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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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* The absolute first appearance of ComicBook/LexLuthor (Then (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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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Enemy of the World" 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.
* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can use his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels wich which can also generate vibrations.

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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.
1st Nov '15 7:00:57 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* Was one in Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne

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* Was one in Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne''



* 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}}.''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.]]



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

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* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can uses use his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels wich can also generate vibrations.
4th Jul '15 7:43:45 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Letz Shake's]] weapon of choice.
* PC mecha-sim game {{VideoGame/Starsiege}} had these in one mission on Mars. Known as 'Hammertanks' or 'Thumpers,' these were modified drilling platforms designed to shake [[HumongousMecha [=HERCs=]]] right off their feet. Seeing as how [=HERCs=] are apparently destroyed the moment they fall over, these tanks were extremely useful in their single appearance.

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* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes In ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', this is Letz Shake's]] Shake's weapon of choice.
* PC mecha-sim game {{VideoGame/Starsiege}} ''VideoGame/{{Starsiege}}'' had these in one mission on Mars. Known as 'Hammertanks' or 'Thumpers,' these were modified drilling platforms designed to shake [[HumongousMecha [=HERCs=]]] right off their feet. Seeing as how [=HERCs=] are apparently destroyed the moment they fall over, these tanks were extremely useful in their single appearance.
* In ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedRogue'', one appears in the form of [[spoiler:a piece of Eden wich causes the Lisbon earthquake of 1755]].



* Does [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne G1 Rumble]] count?
* ''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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* Does [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne G1 Rumble]] count?
Rumble in ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' is able to use his fist as piledrivers and create small earthquakes with them.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Experiment #513 (named Richter)]] (Named Richter) is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.




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* [[DishingOutDirt Armodrillo]] from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' can uses his drill arms to create small earthquakes or quickly create tunnels wich can also generate vibrations.
18th May '15 11:04:29 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis: Tokyo 2040'' [[spoiler: has one emplyoed in its backstory as GENOM tried to keep runaway boomer technology are getting loose, deciding to employ the device to bury the lab, and causing the city to be rebuilt. However, this didn't destroy the technology as it later got loose.]]
25th Apr '15 10:10:03 AM Discar
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* One of the Sennins in ''Manga/HoushinEngi'' has this as her [[WeaponOfChoice Paopei]]. Although it had great destruction potential, her ally rightly points out that it's not a weapon of precision and hitting a single, nimble human-sized target is a tall order, even for a person of her skills.

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* One of the Sennins in ''Manga/HoushinEngi'' ''Manga/SoulHunter'' has this as her [[WeaponOfChoice Paopei]]. Although it had great destruction potential, her ally rightly points out that it's not a weapon of precision and hitting a single, nimble human-sized target is a tall order, even for a person of her skills.
24th Mar '15 12:22:01 PM Morgenthaler
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!!Examples

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



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' [[GenkiGirl Vanille's]] LimitBreak counts as this, as a heroic example. Alexander also uses this as a special ability, via GroundPound.
* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Letz Shake's]] weapon of choice.
* The DESTINY superweapon from ''Film/TheCore''.
* Does [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne G1 Rumble]] count?
* [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries Experiment #513 (named Richter)]] is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.
* 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.
* In an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Road Runner]]'', Wile E. Coyote makes the Road Runner eat the earthquake ''pills''. But, of course, he forgot to ReadTheFinePrint on the pill bottle.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' [[GenkiGirl Vanille's]] LimitBreak counts as this, as a heroic example. Alexander also uses One of the Sennins in ''Manga/HoushinEngi'' has this as her [[WeaponOfChoice Paopei]]. Although it had great destruction potential, her ally rightly points out that it's not a special ability, via GroundPound.
* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Letz Shake's]]
weapon of choice.
* The DESTINY superweapon from ''Film/TheCore''.
* Does [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne G1 Rumble]] count?
* [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries Experiment #513 (named Richter)]]
precision and hitting a single, nimble human-sized target is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.
* 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
tall order, even for a person of earth that is shook by an underground blast, there is little damage that is earthquake related.
* In an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Road Runner]]'', Wile E. Coyote makes the Road Runner eat the earthquake ''pills''. But, of course, he forgot to ReadTheFinePrint on the pill bottle.
her skills.

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* PC mecha-sim game {{VideoGame/Starsiege}} had these in one mission on Mars. Known as 'Hammertanks' or 'Thumpers,' these were modified drilling platforms designed to shake [[HumongousMecha [=HERCs=]]] right off their feet. Seeing as how [=HERCs=] are apparently destroyed the moment they fall over, these tanks were extremely useful in their single appearance.
* In ''Literature/BlueMoonRising'', one of the three {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}s, Rockbreaker, was one of these.
* The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Techno]][[BaseOnWheels drome]] has one built-in.
* In Literature/MacdonaldHall 's ''The War With Mr. Wizzle,'' Elmer conveniently has a minor earthquake machine built, which the guys sneak into Wizzle's home and then convince him the home is built on a minor faultline.
* In ''[[Film/OceansEleven Ocean's Thirteen]]'', the crew uses a [[ThisIsADrill tunnel drill]] to simulate an earthquake hitting Las Vegas (specifically the Bank casino) in order to get everyone out of the building (to prevent people from losing the money they just won). However, the building continues to shake even after the drill stops working. In a deleted scene, [[Creator/EddieIzzard Roman Nagel]] suggests to Livingston Dell the possibility of the fake earthquake causing a real one.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' an earthquake machine or a volcano machine are possible inventions in the main book.
* Dr. Wily used one in the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon.
* 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.
* One of the Sennins in HoushinEngi has this as her [[WeaponOfChoice Paopei]]. Although it had great destruction potential, her ally rightly points out that it's not a weapon of precision and hitting a single, nimble human-sized target is a tall order, even for a person of her skills.
* 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.
* In ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'', Casey Ryback has to deal with the bad guys who have got their hands on the controls for just such a KillSat.
* In ''Film/ConspiracyTheory'' MelGibson's conspiracy theorist character stumbles upon a conspiracy to kill the American president through an artificially induced earthquake. The machine is not described, but it's apparently fired from aboard a space shuttle.
* This causes the Undertaking in ''Series/{{Arrow}}.
** Specifically, the first season's BigBad uses one [[spoiler:[[DangerouslyGenreSavvy or two, actually]] to destroy a particularly crime-ridden section of the city.]]



* In the movie Film/TheBigBus, the BigBad wants to stop the eponymous transit vehicle from being able to make a non-stop trip from New York to Denver, so when it leaves the road and ends up on a cliff, his brother wants to use the earthquake machine to knock the bus over the cliff. When he aims the earthquake [[spoiler:at his brother's location, in his iron lung]] HilarityEnsues.

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* In the movie Film/TheBigBus, the BigBad wants to stop the eponymous transit vehicle from being able to make a non-stop trip from New York to Denver, so when it leaves the road and ends up on a cliff, his brother wants to use the earthquake machine to knock the bus over the cliff. When he aims the earthquake [[spoiler:at his brother's location, in his iron lung]] HilarityEnsues.
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* The DESTINY superweapon from ''Film/TheCore''.
* In ''Film/OceansThirteen'', the crew uses a [[ThisIsADrill tunnel drill]] to simulate an earthquake hitting Las Vegas (specifically the Bank casino) in order to get everyone out of the building (to prevent people from losing the money they just won). However, the building continues to shake even after the drill stops working. In a deleted scene, [[Creator/EddieIzzard Roman Nagel]] suggests to Livingston Dell the possibility of the fake earthquake causing a real one.
* In ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'', Casey Ryback has to deal with the bad guys who have got their hands on the controls for just such a KillSat.
* In ''Film/ConspiracyTheory'', the conspiracy theorist protagonist stumbles upon a conspiracy to kill the American president through an artificially induced earthquake. The machine is not described, but it's apparently fired from aboard a space shuttle.
* In ''Film/TheBigBus'', the villain wants to stop the eponymous transit vehicle from being able to make a non-stop trip from New York to Denver, so when it leaves the road and ends up on a cliff, his brother wants to use the earthquake machine to knock the bus over the cliff. When he aims the earthquake [[spoiler:at his brother's location, in his iron lung]] HilarityEnsues.

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* In ''Literature/BlueMoonRising'', one of the three {{Infinity Plus One Sword}}s, Rockbreaker, was one of these.
* In Literature/MacdonaldHall 's ''The War With Mr. Wizzle,'' Elmer conveniently has a minor earthquake machine built, which the guys sneak into Wizzle's home and then convince him the home is built on a minor faultline.


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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.
* 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.]]

[[AC:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' an earthquake machine or a volcano machine are possible inventions in the main book.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' [[GenkiGirl Vanille's]] LimitBreak counts as this, as a heroic example. Alexander also uses this as a special ability, via GroundPound.
* [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes Letz Shake's]] weapon of choice.
* PC mecha-sim game {{VideoGame/Starsiege}} had these in one mission on Mars. Known as 'Hammertanks' or 'Thumpers,' these were modified drilling platforms designed to shake [[HumongousMecha [=HERCs=]]] right off their feet. Seeing as how [=HERCs=] are apparently destroyed the moment they fall over, these tanks were extremely useful in their single appearance.

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

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* Does [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne G1 Rumble]] count?
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Experiment #513 (named Richter)]] is a living example. He is designed to create earthquakes by slamming his tail at the ground.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RoadRunner'', Wile E. Coyote makes the Road Runner eat the earthquake ''pills''. But, of course, he forgot to ReadTheFinePrint on the pill bottle.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'': The [[BaseOnWheels Technodrome]] has one built-in.
* Dr. Wily used one in the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon.
* 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.

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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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