Definition of aftershock in English:

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aftershock

Pronunciation: /ˈaftərˌSHäk/

noun

A smaller earthquake following the main shock of a large earthquake.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: af·ter·shock

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