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af·ter·shock

 (ăf′tər-shŏk′)
n.
1. A quake of lesser magnitude, usually one of a series, following a large earthquake in the same area.
2. A further reaction following the shock of a deeply disturbing occurrence or revelation: "The industry continued to reel from aftershocks of a disastrous [year]" (David Lake).

aftershock

(ˈɑːftəˌʃɒk)
n
(Physical Geography) one of a series of minor tremors occurring after the main shock of an earthquake. Compare foreshock

af•ter•shock

(ˈæf tərˌʃɒk, ˈɑf-)

n.
1. a small earthquake or tremor that follows a major earthquake.
2. the effect or repercussion of an event; aftermath.
[1890–95]

af·ter·shock

(ăf′tər-shŏk′)
A less powerful earthquake that follows a more forceful one. Aftershocks usually originate in the same place as the main earthquakes they follow.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aftershock - a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquakeaftershock - a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake
earth tremor, microseism, tremor - a small earthquake
Translations

aftershock

[ˈɑːftəˌʃɒk] N [of earthquake] → réplica f

aftershock

[ˈɑːftərʃɒk] n
[earthquake] → réplique f (sismique)
(fig)contrecoup m

aftershock

[ˈɑːftəˌʃɒk] nscossa di assestamento
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3,0 magnitude of aftershock in Yayladamy neighborhood of Hekimhan district at 02:33 a.
with the epicenter at Sindhupalchowk district while another aftershock measuring five on the Richter scale was felt at 6.
KATHMANDU (TAP) - A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday a day after a deadly earthquake that left more than 2,000 people dead.
Seismologists warned of more aftershocks to follow and explained that the biggest aftershock may be in the magnitude 5 range.
NNA - Seismologists said an earthquake that struck near Japan's shuttered Fukushima nuclear site early Saturday was an aftershock of the tremor that sparked 2011's deadly tsunami, and warned of more to come, according to an article by AFP.
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2 earthquake which hit the west coast of Canada on Monday night is an aftershock of the magnitude 7.
The state-run Xinhua News Agency said a two-year-old child died after being buried under a fallen wall as an aftershock struck Yunnan on Saturday night.
At first, it's hard to know if it's just an aftershock or is another earthquake--maybe one that's even worse than the first.
The 1995 sequence depth was less than the 1993 sequence; this may have been due to the aftershock area location where the 1993 aftershock zone was concentrated in the southern part of the Gulf whereas the 1995 aftershock area spread along the Gulf and aftershock density was greater in the northern than the southern part.