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aftershock

one of a series of minor tremors occurring after the main shock of an earthquake

aftershock

[′af·tər‚shäk]
(geophysics)
A small earthquake following a larger earthquake and originating at or near the larger earthquake's epicenter.
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More than 800 people sought refuge in shelters overnight, many too scared to stay in their homes as aftershocks stirred panic.
The aftershocks gradually increased in size and began to measure a magnitude of 4 then 5, eventually resulting in yesterday's magnitude 6.
A minor earthquake rattled Pohang on Tuesday, the 82nd aftershock of the 5.
People in Ormoc panicked and ran to the streets after a strong aftershock rocked the city on Monday morning.
2-magnitude aftershock struck Dolakha district, also situated in central Nepal.
Nikolay Miloshev of Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences warned that a long series of aftershocks is to be expected.
Muscat: Nine aftershocks of medium to high intensity were recorded in Oman by the Earthquake Monitoring Centre at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in the last 24 hours, in the aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake in Iran, but there have been no reports of any damage to property or loss of life in Oman.
Several residents are still waiting outside their homes and offices after hearing that there could be stronger aftershocks in a while.
The area was still being jolted by aftershocks yesterday, raising fears of more injuries.
The aftershocks of the Women's Health Initiative are still happening.
Instrumental seismicity (1965-1984) has included 284 events, 244 of them related to the 1983 sequence and centred on the Eilat deep in the northern Gulf Recent seismicity (1985-1995) has shown that seismicity in the Gulf of Aqaba has been episodic (Figure 2) An earthquake sequence in July 1993 began with foreshocks, followed by a mainshock (6 0 Md) on August 3rd 1993, and then 403 aftershocks (Md [greater than or equal to] 2.
Since that quake, Mexico has experienced a number of aftershocks.