Definition of Epicenter

1. Noun. The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.

Exact synonyms: Epicentre
Generic synonyms: Geographic Point, Geographical Point



Definition of Epicenter

1. Noun. (American English) (alternative spelling of epicentre) ¹

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Definition of Epicenter

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicenter

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Literary usage of Epicenter

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1. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America by Seismological Society of America (1917)
"Combining the distances of Perth, Zi-Ka-Wei and Honolulu, the last two the nearest stations to the seismic region, we obtain an epicenter off the Island of ..."

2. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America by Seismological Society of America (1914)
"On Plate XXVI of Dut- ton's monograph two epicenters are shown; the Woodstock epicenter, located near the Southern Railway, fourteen miles N. 30° W. of The ..."

3. The Geophysical Observatory by St. Louis University, Geophysical Observatory (1894)
"The lower intersection determined by data from Hamburg, Harvard and St. Boniface places the epicenter at Л = 104°.6 W, ф = 19°.8 N. The middle one, ..."

4. On Some Principles of Seismic Geology by William Herbert Hobbs, Eduard Süss, Fernand Montessus de Ballore (1907)
"It will not have escaped observation that the town of Elmira, NY, despite its rather low recorded seismicity (one epicenter only), is a place of very ..."

5. Directory of Northridge Earthquake Research edited by Brian Cowan, Michael Mahoney, Stephen A. Mahin (2000)
"... Refraction/Wide Angle Reflection Transect Through the Northridge epicenter A Subset of the Los Angeles Regional Seismic Experiment (LARSE) Thomas Henyey ..."

6. Scenario for a Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake on the Hayward Fault edited by Francis M. Christie (1997)
"In contrast, at sites near the epicenter, the waves from the slipping region on the fault have to travel all the way back to the epicenter, producing a long ..."

7. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the state earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1910)
"The table on page 119, which gives the time of the arrival of a disturbance according to the distance of the station from the epicenter and the depth of the ..."

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