noun, plural tem·blors, Spanish tem·blo·res [tem-blaw-res] /tɛmˈblɔ rɛs/.
Examples from the Web for temblor
But the epicenter of that temblor was about 160 kilometers away; a new earthquake could strike much closer, Zhao said.New Earthquake Could Hit Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Study|Samar Halarnkar|February 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One man said when the temblor struck he heard a “roaring sound” and felt a violent vibration—“I never felt like that before.”
Aftershocks continue to rattle Sendai and its environs, including a 6.9-magnitude temblor on Sunday.
I sent a Mexican Herald about the temblor and the entry of Madero.Diplomatic Days|Edith O'Shaughnessy
It was merely a temblor, such as anyone would expect to feel occasionally with six smoking volcanic cones in view.Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
One night while I was at the Hotel de France there was a temblor or slight earthquake.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
For perhaps two, or two and a half minutes, the temblor continued and much damage was done.Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913|Harris Newmark
Each meeting resulted in a small explosion, and a temblor that was felt far above.The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for temblor
noun plural temblors or temblores (tɛmˈblɔːreɪz)
Word Origin for temblor
Word Origin and History for temblor
earthquake, 1876, from American Spanish temblor "earthquake," from Spanish temblor, literally "a trembling," from temblar "to tremble," from Vulgar Latin *tremulare (see tremble).