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aftershock

one of a series of minor tremors occurring after the main shock of an earthquake
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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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The aftershock of tectonic origin was located 12 kilometers southwest of Carrascal town in Surigao del Sur and was recorded at 12:52 p.m.
The first quake killed five people while three people were killed in aftershocks, Ricardo Jalad, executive director of the disaster agency, told Reuters.
Eight people have been confirmed dead while 60 others were injured from the magnitudes 5.4 and 5.9 earthquakes that jolted Batanes Saturday morning, prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to warn residents against aftershocks.
"A magnitude seven usually has aftershocks for years," she warned.
More than 80 rolling aftershocks have been recorded until 5:00 p.m., said the U.S.
He pointed to cracks left by the quake and aftershock in a wall and said: "I have to protect myself and my sons."
They then applied a neural net to analyse the relationships between the static stress changes that were caused by the mainshocks and the aftershocks. The algorithm was then able to identify patterns.
"It was the 82nd aftershock (of the November quake) and there were no reports of casualties or property damage," he said.
Britons had slept out on sunloungers in fear of aftershocks following the quake, which killed two.
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Besides, the damaging aftershock sequence is also investigated and given in this manuscript.
To investigate the effect of aftershock earthquake on the structure with soil, a sequence of three excitations was applied to the laminar box.