aftershock

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aftershock   (āf'tər-shŏk')  Pronunciation Key 
A less powerful earthquake that follows a more forceful one. Aftershocks usually originate at or near the focus of the main earthquakes they follow and can continue for days or months. They usually decrease in magnitude and frequency with time.
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