Simple Definition of aftershock
: a smaller earthquake that occurs after a larger one
Full Definition of aftershock
1 : an aftereffect of a distressing or traumatic event
2 : a minor shock following the main shock of an earthquake
Examples of aftershock in a sentence
The first aftershock came just minutes after the earthquake.
First Known Use of aftershock
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