Definition of Hypocenter

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



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Definition of Hypocenter

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypocenter

hypocalcemias
hypocalcemic
hypocalcification
hypocalcinuria
hypocapnia
hypocarbia
hypocarnivore
hypocarnivores
hypocarpium
hypocarpogean
hypocatastasis
hypocaust
hypocausts
hypocellularity
hypocelom
hypocenter (current term)
hypocenters
hypocentral
hypocentre
hypocentres
hypochloraemia
hypochloraemic
hypochloremia
hypochlorhydria
hypochloridria
hypochlorite
hypochlorites
hypochlorous
hypochlorous acid
hypochloruria

Literary usage of Hypocenter

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1. Scenario for a Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake on the Hayward Fault edited by Francis M. Christie (1997)
"The rupture began at the hypocenter and is propagating at 80% of the shear-wave velocity. The region that is slipping at this instant is bounded by the ..."

2. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon (1986)
"The good fit enables the determination, with great accuracy, of the distance from the hypocenter at which there was a 50 percent mortality. ..."

3. International Inventory of Automated Databases in the Geosciences edited by K. D. Gunderson (1996)
"... fees Reference: USA 27 Database: Global hypocenter CD-ROM Database Data ... These catalogs of earthquake hypocenter data include date, origin (UTC), ..."

4. Assessment of Damage to Residential Buildings Caused by the Northridge by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The distance to the hypocenter from the seismograph site is estimated by the difference in arrival time of ground wave forms which have distinct differences ..."

5. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"L Creating temperatures at the hypocenter in excess of 5400 degrees Fahrenheit, the blast destroyed virtually everything within 11/2 miles. ..."

6. Geological Disasters in the Philippines: July ‘90 Earthquake & June ‘91 by Giovanni Rantucci (1995)
"Focus (or hypocenter) The point from which seismic waves are generated during an earthquake. ... hypocenter See focus. Hurricane See tropical cyclone. ..."

7. Catalog of Tsunamis in the Pacific, 1969-1982 edited by S. L. Soloviev, K. Kim, CGO Staff (1997)
"June 24. 1973: 13 hr 43 min. A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred near the source region of the earthquake of June 17. Its hypocenter was located ..."

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