aftershock aftershock  /ˈæf tər ˌʃɑk/


  • (n) a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an earthquake


  1. There's an expectation that the Big Bang should have produced a rippling effect, almost like an aftershock, where we could see subtle variations in gravity that have carried on .
  2. In what they said and did, men were still, as in the aftershock of a great wound, bemused and only semi-articulate, whether they were soldiers or scientists, or great statesmen, or .
  3. Was it a one-man earthquake or an electoral aftershock? Having lost the popular vote and pulled the closest of victories from the rubble of Florida, Bush built his high-rise .


  1. Rock Out With KHTK Sports 1140 At Monster Energy’s Aftershock!

    Monster's Aftershock features the talents of Papa Roach, Shinedown, Korn, Megadeath, Avenged Sevenfold & Five Finger Death Punch.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: CBS Sacramento

  2. Avenged Sevenfold and FFDP Headlining Aftershock Festival

    The Aftershock Festival announced an expanded lineup to their second annual installment yesterday
    on July 3, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC

  3. AfterShock felt from Newton in Coaches Classic softball tournament

    The 16-and-under Newton AfterShock softball team won the Coaches Classic Softball Tournament in Northboro on June 23. The AfterShock is made up of softball players from both Newton North and Newton South High Schools. They all got their start in Newton Girls Softball and have been playing summer softball together for five years, progressing through the 12U and 14U age brackets.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: Newton Tab

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  1. "We must think ahead for the aftershock, the people will need food, medicine, shelter, etc.," Jean said on his Web site.
    on Jan 12, 2010 By: Wyclef Jean Source:

  2. "Our priority must be to support those countries most at risk from the aftershock of the global financial crisis, starting with those on our own doorstep in Europe," Darling wrote in the Guardian newspaper published Tuesday.
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Alistair Darling Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "This earthquake, probably, although it's pretty close in time after the April earthquake, it's probably not an aftershock because it's located in a different location," Hutton said. "But it probably is what we would call a triggered...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Kate Hutton Source: Southwest Riverside News Network

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