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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).
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aftershock

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

aftershock

[ˈɑːftəˌʃɒk] N [of earthquake] → réplica f
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aftershock

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

[ˈɑːftəˌʃɒk] nscossa di assestamento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Phivolcs said no damage and aftershocks are expected.
Residents evacuate homes as aftershocks jolt Batanes anew !-- -- Raymund Catindig (The Philippine Star) - August 6, 2019 - 12:00am TUGUEGARAO CITY,Cagayan, Philippines Residents of Itbayat in Batanes have sought shelter anew at the municipal quadrangle as more aftershocks rattled the town.
MANILA, July 27 (Reuters) -- An earthquakeand aftershocks struck islands off the north of the Philippines on Saturday killing eight people and injuring 60, disaster officials said.
KIDAPAWAN CITY - The Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) warned of stronger aftershocks in the wake of the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that shook North Cotabato province Tuesday night.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- California could be hit with a series of large earthquakes after the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Friday, and aftershocks could go on for years, a seismologist with the US Geological Survey warned.
More than 80 rolling aftershocks have been recorded until 5:00 p.m., said the U.S.
Summary: Jakarta [Indonesia], Apr 13 (ANI): At least 20 aftershocks have been recorded after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake rattled Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province on Friday afternoon.
Phoebe DeVries, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard, notes that "although the timing and size of aftershocks has been understood, and explained by established empirical laws, forecasting the locations of these events has proven more challenging."
On Monday, after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Hualien on Sunday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) counted 94 aftershocks, 40 within the first three hours after the main earthquake struck, and three of which measured over 5.0.
Nearly 92 percent of the aftershocks had magnitudes between 2.0 and 2.9, and 7.3 percent had magnitudes between 3.0 and 3.9, according to the KMA.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency/ (NINA) - The official of the Earthquake Monitoring Center in Kermanshah province announced on Sunday that a total of 40 aftershocks have been reported in the city of Sumar in the province of Kermanshah in western Iran in the past three and a half hours.
(REUTERS/Ako Rasheed) BAGHDAD: Iraq recorded more than 60 aftershocks following Sunday's powerful main earthquake, in which many people died, hundreds were injured and dozens of homes were destroyed.