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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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The epicenter of the temblor was located 14.8 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 66.4 kilometers, based on CWB data.
In its earthquake bulletin, Phivolcs reported that the temblor struck 23 kilometers northeast of Hernani, Eastern Samar at 5:11 a.m.
Kuwait was last hit by a temblor on January 6, 2019, due to a quake measuring 5.9 degrees on the Richter scale that shocked the Iranian-Iraqi border.
Lucy Jones, a seismologist for the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), said Friday's quake was the most powerful to hit the region since another 7.1 temblor in the same area in 1999.
In its earthquake bulletin, Phivolcs reported that the temblor struck 25 kilometers (km) northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur at 3:27 a.m.
The epicenter of the temblor was 38.4 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 38.5 kilometers, based on CWB data.
The main factor determining the energy released by a temblor is the length of the fault that slips during the quake.
In its earthquake bulletin, Phivolcs reported that the temblor struck off the coast of the province some 50 kilometers (km) southwest of Cotabato City at 10:37 a.m.
The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, registered 2 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale in New Taipei City, Taipei City, Yilan County, Hsinchu County, and Taoyuan City, while an intensity level of 1 was recorded in Hualien County, Hsinchu City, and Miaoli County.
Meanwhile, the temblor was felt at Intensity II in Butuan City; Mainit, Surigao del Norte; and San Francisco, Southern Leyte.
The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale in Yichu, 3 in Chiayi City and Tainan City's Chiali, as well as 2 in Yunlin County's Touliu City and Shuilin.
The epicenter of the temblor was 104.2 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall, was measured at a shallow depth of 31.3 kilometers, and lasted for 18 seconds, based on CWB data.