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tem·blor

 (tĕm′blər, -blôr′)
[Spanish, a trembling, earthquake, from temblar, to shake, from Vulgar Latin *tremulāre, from Latin tremulus, shaking; see tremulous.]

temblor

(ˈtɛmblə; -blɔː)
n, pl temblors or temblores (tɛmˈblɔːreɪz)
(Geological Science) chiefly US an earthquake or earth tremor
[C19: American Spanish, from Spanish temblar to shake, tremble]

tem•blor

(ˈtɛm blər, -blɔr; Sp. tɛmˈblɔr)

n., pl. -blors, Sp. -blo•res (-ˈblɔ rɛs)
a tremor; earthquake.
[1895–1900, Amer.; < Sp: literally, a quaking =tembl(ar) to quake + -or -or1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.temblor - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activitytemblor - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
seismic disturbance, shock - an instance of agitation of the earth's crust; "the first shock of the earthquake came shortly after noon while workers were at lunch"
earth tremor, microseism, tremor - a small earthquake
seaquake, submarine earthquake - an earthquake at the sea bed
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth

temblor

noun
A shaking of the earth:
Informal: shake.
Translations

temblor

[ˈtembləʳ] N (US) → temblor m de tierra
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1 temblor struck about 50 kilometers (km) south of the New Georgia Islands, northeast of Australia.
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Officials say the temblor is far less powerful that two quakes that hit the west of the country in 1999, killing 18,000 people.