“Tremor” is a synonymous term for “earthquake”. There is no difference in meaning between these two words. However, “earthquake” is much more commonly used than “tremor”.
Tremor is normally associated with movement of magma along with actual earth movement. Whereas earthquake is normally just earth movement.
The word earthquake and tremor mean the same thing, they are usually used to describe any seismic event, be it natural or caused by humans, that generates seismic waves.
Being from California where we experience earthquakes/tremors frequently, I find people refer to the smaller, less sizable earth shakes as tremors and the big, damage causing shakes as earthquakes.
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