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  • n  one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear

  • Recent studies have shown that the ground rose noticeably before the 1971 San Fernando quake that killed 58 people in California's last major trembler.
  • When the bomb hit the ground, the shock worked a "trembler switch" that touched off the bomb's main charge.
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  • Small quake shakes Blowing Rock
    A micro-earthquake hit about 2 miles north-northeast of Blowing Rock, N.C., on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 25, according to the U.S. Geological Service. A USGS report said the 2.9-magnitude trembler occurred at 2:50 p.m. There were no reports of damages. The hypocentral depth of the quake was about 6 miles. Earlier Sunday, residents of Glen Falls, N.Y. (near Albany) experienced a 2.7-magnitude quake ...
    Aug. 27, 2013 - Mountain Xpress

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