Example sentences for: aftershocks

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • But most aftershocks happen soon after the primary quake.

  • Thousands of people were left homeless, and countless churches and public buildings were forced to close as aftershocks continued through the early days of October.

  • 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.


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