epicentre


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epicentre

(ˈɛpɪˌsɛntə) or

epicenter

n
1. (Geological Science) Also called: epicentrum the point on the earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake or underground nuclear explosion. Compare focus6
2. informal the absolute centre of something: the epicentre of world sprinting.
[C19: from New Latin epicentrum, from Greek epikentros over the centre, from epi- + kentron needle; see centre]
ˌepiˈcentral adj
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Noun1.epicentre - the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
geographic point, geographical point - a point on the surface of the Earth
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Translations
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震央震源地
epicentras
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epicentre

epicenter (US) [ˈepɪsentəʳ] Nepicentro m
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epicentre

[ˈɛpɪsɛntər] epicenter (US) népicentre m
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epicentre

, (US) epicenter
nEpizentrum nt
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epicentre

epicenter (Am) [ˈɛpɪˌsɛntəʳ] nepicentro
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References in periodicals archive ?
The earthquake was magnitude 4 in the epicentre, up to magnitude 3 in the surrounding regions.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located 144 kilometres (about 89 miles) southeast of the city of Shingu, at the depth of 375.8 kilometres.
According to the seismological center, the epicentre of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake was found some 95 kilometers north of the district at a depth of 300 kilometers.
The 5.6 magnitude quake originated in the mountainous region, some 104 kilometres northeast of Muzafarabad, the capital of AJK, at 9.47pm, and its epicentre was 40 kilometres below the ground.
The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 5.8 on the Richter scare and its epicentre was the Hindukush Mountains in Afghanistan.
On Thursday, an earthquake of 4.6 magnitude occurred at 8.22 a.m with its epicentre in Ladakh, officials of the Disaster Management Department said.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the epicentre of the quake was located around 47 kilometres east of the provincial capital.
The epicentre of the earthquake is Hindu Kush region Afghanistan with the underground dept of 169 kilometer.
The epicentre of the tremor was 272 kilometre North from the Seismic Centre of BMD at Agargaon in the city, the release added.
The epicentre of the quake was 140 miles below the Hindu Kush mountains in the far north-east of Afghanistan.
Seismic data shows that the quake measured 3.8 on the Richter scale and was felt over 60 miles away from its epicentre 2.36 miles from Cottesmore, in Rutland.