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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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