temblor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n temblor shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Temblor An earthquake.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n temblor A trembling; specifically, an earthquake (temblor de tierra).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

The earth he turn round, and then come el temblor, the earthquake, and there you are!
"Stories in Light and Shadow" by Bret Harte
Temblor: A slight earthquake.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
The temblor had passed instantly and without harm.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
It was merely a temblor, such as anyone would expect to feel occasionally with six smoking volcanic cones in view.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
On the site of the present town of Santa Ana, which they called Jesus de los Temblores, they met terrific earthquakes day and night.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan
Sierra, saw-toothed; an earthquake is a temblor.
"A Truthful Woman in Southern California" by Kate Sanborn
Twenty years have I kept sheep between Red Butte and the Temblor Hills, and I say this.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
It was only a 'temblor,' or shock of earthquake, in its mildest form, but it may be the precursor of a more serious disaster.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
It was but a baby temblor, and it lasted but an instant.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
There were three distinct and violent temblors, lasting from one to four minutes.
"The Thirst Quenchers" by Rick Raphael
The temblors were increasing in frequency, although none had been as violent as that first day's earthquake.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In news:

The temblor was a 4.5, the biggest of at least seven aftershocks in the area.
A 3.6-magnitude temblor sent residents outside to see what was happening and to their phones to call 911.
Local law enforcement officials report no injuries or damages after the temblor struck Saturday at 1:23 am PDT.
Blasé Angelinos snooze through temblor .
(Minor temblor early in the morning)…Most people slept right through it.
The temblor was felt in a large part of the eastern U.S.
How does a 5.9 temblor happen in Virginia.
Temblor moves Senate meeting.
Authorities scramble after temblor leaves at least 65 dead.
GOLDEN, Colorado (AP) — Authorities say there've been no reports of damage or injuries after a strong magnitude-7.3 earthquake and a second, magnitude-5.4 temblor struck off the coast of El Salvador .
Study shows areas can be affected by mysterious temblors even a long distance away.
The US Geological Survey says the temblor struck just before 8 pm Friday and had a preliminary magnitude of 5.9.
The temblor was centered about 25 miles northwest of Anchorage.
The USGS reported two other temblors with magnitudes of 5.1 and 5.2 on Wednesday near San Antonio.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the temblor, which hit at 2:17 am local time.
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