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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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A magnitude 4.4 aftershock hit Surigao del Sur on Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.
An initial quake of magnitude 5.4 that struck the Batanes islands was followed shortly by an aftershock of magnitude 5.9, according to Philippine government data.
This was an aftershock of the magnitude 5.9 quake, according to Phivolcs.
When an aftershock is bigger than the main quake, the first quake is renamed as a foreshock, Jones explained.
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