afterquake

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noun af·ter·quake \ˈaf-tər-ˌkwāk\

Definition of afterquake

plural

afterquakes

  1. :  a minor shock following the main shock of an earthquake :  aftershock Within one year there were more than 10,000 afterquakes, with most of the epicenters in the vicinity of Sun-Moon Lake. — Engelbert Altenburger, Focus on Geography, Winter 2004

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Origin and Etymology of afterquake

after- + (earth)quake


First Known Use: 1906


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