Let's look at that word and what it means.
Quake \ˈkwāk\ intransitive verb 1 : to shake or vibrate usually from shock or instability 2 : to tremble or shudder usually from cold or fear
Quake \ˈkwāk\ noun : an instance of shaking or trembling (as of the earth or moon); especially : earthquake
Quake was a groundbreaking FPS in the mid to late 1990s. It was immediately followed by QuakeGL which allowed for 3d cards to be used in a FPS for the first tme. It was subsequently followed by a number of sequels. I love Quake.
In the midwest, we have a slight quake and we make a huge deal about it. It's the second coming, it's the apocalypse.
Kalifornia just had a pretty big shaker and they call it a "drill for the big one." They could really care less. In fact, they were making fun of the tourists who were totally freaked out by it. Speaking of Kalifornia, they're on fire again. And STILL not screaming for FEMA! Hows about that?
Depending on who you are and where you are, the word quake can have quite a few meanings. For the geek in me, though, Quake will always have one special meaning: fragging llamas!