What Is an Aftershock?


An aftershock usually happens following an earthquake. Aftershocks are a series of tremors and aftershocks can be just as dangerous as an earthquake.
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An earthquake that occurs after a larger earthquake in the same area
The earth's underground plates have moved over, around and under each other for millions of years. This unseen activity goes awry when plates collide, causing pressure to rupture
Aftershock:1:a tremor (or one of a series of tremors) occurring after the main shock of an
An aftershock is an earthquake that occurs after a previous earthquake (the main shock). It last as long as 10 years depending on the intensity. Ask us 24/7!
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[af-ter-shok, ahf-]
a small earthquake or tremor that follows a major earthquake.
the effect, result, or repercussion of an event; aftermath; consequence: The aftershock of the bankruptcy was felt throughout the financial community.
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An aftershock is a smaller Earthquake that takes place after a larger Earthquake has previously taken place. This occurs when the Earth's crust adjusts to the effects of the main shock.
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