Foreshock



[fawr-shok, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌʃɒk, ˈfoʊr-/

noun, Geology.
1.
a relatively small earthquake that precedes a greater one by a few days or weeks and originates at or near the focus of the larger earthquake.
/ˈfɔːˌʃɒk/
noun
1.
a relatively small earthquake heralding the arrival of a much larger one. Some large earthquakes are preceded by a series of foreshocks Compare aftershock

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