Definition of Earth tremor

1. Noun. A small earthquake.

Exact synonyms: Microseism, Tremor
Generic synonyms: Earthquake, Quake, Seism, Temblor
Specialized synonyms: Aftershock, Foreshock
Derivative terms: Tremor

Definition of Earth tremor

1. Noun. (geology) A small earthquake, or seismic event. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earth Tremor

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earth tremor (current term)
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Literary usage of Earth tremor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report on the Recent Seismic Disturbances Within Cheviot County in Northern by Alexander McKay (1902)
"No earth-tremor followed ; and to me it seemed no more than might be experienced any day in a mining district when shots are fired off at noon or " crib ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"The earliest generally recognized earth tremor occurred on May 3. It loosened some bricks from old chimneys and was accompanied by considerable noise, ..."

3. The Final Months of the War with Japan: Signals Intelligence, U. S. Invasion by Douglas J. MacEachim (1999)
"There was no noticeable earth tremor although reports overheard at the Field during the following 24 hours indicated that some believed that they had both ..."

4. ... Report on the Great Earthquake of 12th June 1897 by Richard Dixon Oldham (1899)
"Nearly all these shocks were sometimes preceded but more often followed by an earth tremor. Owing to the testing instruments and indicators being buried ..."

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