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.
Recent Examples of aftershock from the Web
And its aftershocks are rippling far across the country. * * * The roots of Operation Dignity lie in the aftermath of the 2012 jihadist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
The aftershocks of his death reverberate through every frame of Season 3 as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Detective Sgt.
Preliminary earthquake information shows that about 28 minor aftershocks occurred in the area, ranging in magnitude from 0.6. to 3.2 following the 3.7 magnitude shaker.
Since its 1990 debut, the Tremors franchise has grown to include several direct-to-video sequels, such as the 1996 follow-up, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, which featured original franchise co-star Fred Ward as Earl Bassett.
The gist: Rs will say that any problems with HC come November 2018 are the aftershock of Obamacare.
The series of earthquakes in Italy began in August, with other major temblors coming in October and January, accompanied by thousands of aftershocks.
At least 25 aftershocks were recorded following the initial quake at 3:28 p.m. (1228 GMT).
Experts in both countries said more aftershocks are to be expected.
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AFTERSHOCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aftershock for English Language Learners
: a smaller earthquake that occurs after a larger one
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