aftershock


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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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There were constant aftershocks so I didn't really dare stay at home.
Nearly 92 percent of the aftershocks had magnitudes between 2.
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According to the National Seismological Centre, a total of 422 aftershocks of magnitude 4.
Several residents are still waiting outside their homes and offices after hearing that there could be stronger aftershocks in a while.
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USGS geophysicist Susan Hoover said an even larger aftershock - a magnitude 6.
Survivors of two earthquakes in China were desperately waiting for more aid to arrive on Sunday as aftershocks hindered rescue efforts.
The aftershocks of the Women's Health Initiative are still happening.
The term 'local migration' has been used to denote a strong aftershock's horizontal movement during a sequence; the term 'jumping' has been used to denote a strong aftershock's vertical movement The term strong aftershock in this paper means the aftershocks which were felt in at least three towns in the study area Because all strong aftershocks occurred at a shallow depth not exceeding 20 km, all aftershocks having Md 4.
Concerns over magnitude 6 to 7-level aftershock occurrences still remain.
A MAJOR aftershock rocked Japan yesterday and a tsunami warning was issued.