Little information was available on the tremor, but no additional damage was reported with it.
This last point seems to have sent some kind of tremor through the American media.
The current global paroxysm is intense and alarming, but it is a tremor not an earthquake.
late 14c., "terror," from Old French tremor "fear, terror" (13c.), from Latin tremorem (nominative tremor) "a trembling, terror," from tremere (see tremble). Sense of "an involuntary shaking" first recorded 1610s and probably represents a re-introduction from Latin.
tremor trem·or (trěm'ər)
An involuntary trembling movement.
Minute ocular movement occurring during fixation on an object.