Example sentences for: aftershocks

How can you use “aftershocks” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In fact, seismologists have a rough method for predicting the number of aftershocks on a given day: It declines in inverse proportion to the time since the mainshock (i.e., day four has one-fourth the number of quakes as day one).

  • In 1866, Congress began to act on its responsibility to guard against the aftershocks of slavery by prohibiting discrimination in all facilities open to the public.

  • Because the stress is rarely discharged in a single jolt, earthquakes almost always occur in clusters: first, a few small foreshocks; then the strongest quake, or mainshock; then aftershocks.

  • The WP continues to mine the aftershocks of the AOL Time Warner merger, saying the incident has revived European anxiety about technological inferiority: Europeans are far less likely than Americans to be wired, and e-commerce revenues in the 15 EU nations are only a third of what they are in the U.S.

  • But most aftershocks happen soon after the primary quake.


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