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 Videos of shaking homes were posted on social media following the temblor and the subsequent aftershocks. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Powerful earthquake strikes Nevada and is felt in at least three states," 15 May 2020 That was the chilling prediction of Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu after the temblor measuring 6.7 that killed dozens of people Jan. 24 in Elazig province, 750 miles from the nation’s economic heartland. Taylan Bilgic, Bloomberg.com, "Istanbul Earthquake Warnings Underlined by Eastern Turkey Tremor," 10 May 2020 The temblor shut down Utah’s coronavirus hotline, according to Gov. Gary Herbert, and reportedly knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. J.d. Morris, SFChronicle.com, "Sen. Kamala Harris ‘very concerned’ about coronavirus and wildfires," 18 Mar. 2020 The temblor and its aftershocks were felt by about 2.8 million people. Brady Mccombs, Lindsay Whitehurst, Anchorage Daily News, "5.7-magnitude quake damages buildings, frays nerves in Salt Lake City," 18 Mar. 2020 There were no immediate reports of damage from the temblor, which comes months after a major earthquake struck south of Cuba, sending shockwaves across the region. NBC News, "Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes Cuba's Guantanamo province," 29 Apr. 2020 After the big earthquakes July 4 and 5, structural engineers descended on Ridgecrest expecting to study destruction from the largest temblor to hit Southern California in nearly 20 years. Julia Wick, latimes.com, "Essential California Week in Review: Secret society of tattooed sheriff’s deputies?," 13 July 2019 The initial temblor was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday. Staff And Wire Reports, oregonlive.com, "Earthquake rattles Washington, followed by aftershock," 12 July 2019 The temblor was centered near Ridgecrest, a community west of the Mojave Desert, but was felt as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Disneyland staff say rides are temporarily closed for inspection after Southern California quake," 4 July 2019

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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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20 May 2020

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“Temblor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/temblor. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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