from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A quake of lesser magnitude, usually one of a series, following a large earthquake in the same area.
- n. A further reaction following the shock of a deeply disturbing occurrence or revelation: "The industry continued to reel from aftershocks of a disastrous [year]” ( David Lake).
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- n. An earthquake that follows in the same vicinity as another, usually larger, earthquake (the "mainshock").
- n. By extension, any result or consequence following a major event.
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- n. a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake
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