temblor

noun
tem·​blor | \ ˈtem-blər How to pronounce temblor (audio) ; ˈtem-ˌblȯr, tem-ˈblȯr \

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Examples of temblor in a Sentence

a temblor knocked down many of the buildings in the village
Recent Examples on the Web Local media in Crete reported damage, with collapsing walls of old stone buildings in villages near the epicenter of the temblor on the eastern part of the island. NBC News, 27 Sep. 2021 Local media in Crete reported damage, with collapsing walls of old stone buildings in villages near the epicenter of the temblor on the eastern part of the island. Elena Becatoros, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2021 But the sheer force of the temblor and a climbing death toll suggested a devastating new tragedy in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation, which has lurched from crisis to crisis for years. BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2021 The latest temblor occurred at 9:48 a.m. Friday, beneath the sea floor northwest of San Clemente Island and south of Santa Catalina Island. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Apr. 2022 Just as rockets and artillery fire destroy buildings and kill people, so did the temblor that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906, leaving a random trail of destruction. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Apr. 2022 The temblor was recorded in the Blanco Fracture Zone at a depth of 10 kilometers. oregonlive, 26 Mar. 2022 The US Geological Survey says the latest event occurred at 3:22 p.m. Sunday when a 3.5 temblor broke 9 miles west-northwest of Lake Elsinore in Riverside County. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Feb. 2022 On Saturday, the island was hit again, by a temblor two times larger than the one in 2010. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of temblor

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for temblor

Spanish, literally, trembling, from temblar to tremble, from Medieval Latin tremulare — more at tremble

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The first known use of temblor was in 1876

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19 May 2022

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“Temblor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temblor. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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