tremor

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a shaking of the earth

a nervous shaking of the body

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an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)

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shake with seismic vibrations

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It says that while the island sometimes experiences earth tremors they rarely result in any damage.
The wizards had expected great earth tremors and a turning of the poles, and their scientific advancements allowed them to regenerate their molecular structure.
Particular weather changes seemed to forecast earth tremors.
However, 140 miles away along the coastline off West Cumbria is a fault zone which is prone to earth tremors averaging one every decade.
Panagiotis Fyssas was aware of the earth tremors that were about to hit Portuguese soil.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "The crack that has appeared may be down to the recent earth tremors but this has yet to be confirmed.
For instance, Delmira recounts a series of Sundays when strange events occur: birds fall from the sky, unable to fly; an old servant awakens with stigmata and the ability to levitate; and earth tremors bury the market.
Earth tremors are considered a fact of life in Taiwan.
Pot hunters and earth tremors have ravaged the Southern Temple in Petra, Jordan.
There are also worries that the fracking process can cause small earth tremors.
But the move is set to face opposition from campaigners who argue that fracking, which involves pumping water, sand and chemicals into rock, could trigger earth tremors or pollute water supplies.
Today, though, it's controversial as there are concerns fracking can cause small earth tremors and the chemicals used could contaminate ground water around the fracking site (the term they use - not what the protesters call it.
A ban imposed after drilling in Lancashire caused two minor earth tremors near Blackpool was lifted last month by Energy Secretary Ed Davey after safeguards were put in place.
Altogether, there were no fewer than 50 earth tremors, the first of which was of 2.
This method of gas extraction has caused earth tremors in Blackpool as well as serious pollution in the USA.