Definition of 'aftershock'
Example sentences containing 'aftershock'
Many more are spending the night in their cars because of the powerful aftershocks that continue to shake the region.Times, Sunday Times (2016) The Sun (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
A series of strong aftershocks continued to rock the region.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
As the aftershocks of an earthquake unsettle a city, the great memories trembled inside him and only gradually died away.The Broken God (1993)
Both were followed by aftershocks.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The aftershocks continued for weeks.The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
To add to the anxiety, strong aftershocks continued to shake Tokyo and the surrounding regions last night.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The initial tremor was the strongest to have struck the area in 14 years and strong aftershocks were felt in the hours after the 4.30pm quake.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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