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aftershock

A small seismic event that follows a prior larger earthquake. When the aftershock proves to be bigger than the preceding event, then the former is re-labelled foreshock and the latter an earthquake.

Aftershock

Geomedicine A mini-earthquake that follows the largest shock of an earthquake sequence, which falls within 1–2 fault-lengths distance from the main shock; aftershocks and can continue for weeks, months, or years. See Earthquake. Cf Foreshocks.
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They are saying there are some Internet reports of aftershocks in half an hour.
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There have been 279 aftershocks since Friday, said Zhang Junwei, spokesman of Yunnan's seismological bureau.
The mainshock had the depth of 15 km and then the depth reduced with time from 11-12 km for the first two strong aftershocks until the last strong aftershock was at a depth of 2 km.
The disaster has also disrupted industry and affected supply chains around the world but it was not immediately clear if Thursday's aftershock would compound those problems.
Hundreds of aftershocks have shaken the north east region devastated by the March 11 earthquake, but few have been stronger than 7.
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He flew to the inland city of Rancagua, which suffered additional damage during a strong aftershock on Thursday morning.
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The government also revealed Monday that the death toll from Sunday's strong aftershock has risen to eight.
A POWERFUL aftershock destroyed tens of thousands of homes in central China, causing hundreds of new casualties yesterday and straining recovery efforts from the country's worst earthquake in three decades.