Example sentences for: aftershocks

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

  • Japan must reform its banks and maintain loose fiscal and monetary policy (even though that means a cheapened yen), or the rest of the world will soon feel the aftershocks of its recession.

  • Some faults, such as the San Andreas in Southern California, are seismically active long after a major quake and can experience aftershocks up to a decade later.

  • 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).

  • There have been more than 6,000 aftershocks, including one that registered 6.8.

  • But most aftershocks happen soon after the primary quake.


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