tem·blor | \ ˈtem-blər ; ˈtem-ˌblȯr , tem-ˈblȯr \

Definition of temblor 

Examples of temblor in a Sentence

a temblor knocked down many of the buildings in the village

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The temblor occurred at 8:56 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 14.9 miles. Quakebot, latimes.com, "Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes off Jalisco coast of Mexico," 30 June 2018 And nearly three decades after the temblor, this civic bet is beginning to take shape. Rong-gong Lin Ii, latimes.com, "From earthquake's destruction, a new San Francisco rises three decades later," 13 June 2018 Varying magnitudes are common immediately after a temblor. Fox News, "Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes southern Iran; felt in Bahrain," 20 Apr. 2018 If scientists could warn the public weeks or months in advance that a large temblor is coming, evacuation and other preparations could save countless lives. Annie Sneed, Scientific American, "Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Earthquakes?," 15 Feb. 2017 The list of recent temblors includes Trump’s assaults on the alliance, his ongoing efforts to harm or humiliate Germany’s Merkel, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, and others. Heather Hurlburt, Daily Intelligencer, "There Is No Cleaning Up the Foreign Policy Mess Trump Is Making," 11 July 2018 The unstable ground makes earthquakes more dangerous; during the destructive temblor on 19 September 2017, an elementary school collapsed in Tlalpan. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "Can this environmental engineer—now elected mayor—fix Mexico City?," 2 July 2018 The temblor didn’t damage their two-story building, but so many of the Civic Center’s government buildings were damaged and office workers displaced that sales dropped from $1,400 a day to $500. Jonathan Kauffman, SFChronicle.com, "Upon retiring, the story of the couple behind the Tenderloin’s most-loved deli," 28 June 2018 The temblor reminded many in Japan of the magnitude 7.3 Hanshin-Kobe quake that killed more than 6,000 people in the same region in 1995. NBC News, "Japan earthquake kills 4 and raises fears of aftershocks," 18 June 2018

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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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