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An earth tremor.‘The tremblor on Saturday could be felt in cities in Sumatra such as Padang, Padang Sidempuan, Sibolga, Sidikalang and Medan.’
earthquake, earth tremor, shock, foreshock, aftershock
- ‘The violent shakings of the tremblor are still fresh in their minds.’
- ‘The earthquake, said to be the strongest earthquake to hit the region in a century, was followed by as many as 22 powerful aftershocks within 24 hours, including a 6.2-magnitude tremblor.’
Early 20th century alteration of Spanish temblor ‘shudder’, influenced by trembler.
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