Definition of aftershock in English:


Line breaks: after|shock
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːftəʃɒk


  • A smaller earthquake following the main shock of a large earthquake.
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    • These maps graphically illustrate the change in earthquake probability during aftershock and possible foreshock sequences.
    • Eventually these gaps are filled by large earthquakes and their aftershocks.
    • He was referring to the aftershocks that invariably follow a large temblor, or main shock.

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