[ fawr-shok, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌʃɒk, ˈfoʊr- /
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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for foreshock
/ (ˈfɔːˌʃɒk) /
a relatively small earthquake heralding the arrival of a much larger one. Some large earthquakes are preceded by a series of foreshocksCompare aftershock
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