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Definitions for aftershock
ˈæf tərˌʃɒk, ˈɑf-af·ter·shock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aftershocknoun

    a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake

Wiktionary

  1. aftershocknoun

    An earthquake that follows in the same vicinity as another, usually larger, earthquake (the "main shock").

  2. aftershocknoun

    By extension, any result or consequence following a major event.

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  1. Aftershock

    An aftershock is a smaller earthquake that occurs after a previous large earthquake, in the same area of the main shock. If an aftershock is larger than the main shock, the aftershock is redesignated as the main shock and the original main shock is redesignated as a foreshock. Aftershocks are formed as the crust around the displaced fault plane adjusts to the effects of the main shock.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aftershock in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aftershock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of aftershock in a Sentence

  1. Brad Uhl of Atlanta:

    There was just a big explosion and then an aftershock so strong you could feel the wind from it, it was just a flash out of the corner of the eye. It was raining and everyone was huddled near the tree.

  2. Victor Abdullatif:

    They're still scary because you almost don't know, 'Is this going to be a full earthquake?' You have to kind of have faith that it's just an aftershock.

  3. Abdurrahman Alomar:

    I’m sorry, as I’m talking to you, a new aftershock is happening.

  4. Mariko Hall:

    In situations like now where you have an aftershock, you can speak to teams and they can say 'you know what, we're OK, we're fine'.

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