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    • A quake of reduced magnitude, usually certainly one…
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aftershock definition

  • noun:
    • A quake of reduced magnitude, usually certainly one of a set, after a big earthquake in the same location.
    • An Additional response following the shock of a deeply annoying occurrence or revelation: "The proceeded to reel from aftershocks of a disastrous [year]” ( David Lake).
    • An earthquake that follows in identical area as another, generally bigger, quake (the "mainshock").
    • By expansion, any outcome or effect after an important event.
    • a tremor (or certainly one of a number of tremors) occurring after the primary shock of an earthquake
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