- ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY
The point within the Earth that is the center of an earthquake. The initial point of rupture during an earthquake.
Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. G. J. Hudak. 2001.
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hypocenter — [hī′pō sen΄tər, hī′pəsen΄tər] n. 1. the focus point of an earthquake 2. GROUND ZERO … English World dictionary
Hypocenter — The hypocenter or hypocentre (literally: below the center from the Greek υπόκεντρον ), refers to the site of an earthquake or to that of a nuclear explosion. In the former it is a synonym of the focus; in the latter of ground zero.EarthquakesThe… … Wikipedia
hypocenter — hipocentras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. hypocenter vok. Hypozentrum, n rus. гипоцентр, m pranc. hypocentre, m … Fizikos terminų žodynas
hypocenter — noun Date: 1905 1. the focus of an earthquake compare epicenter 1 2. the point on the earth s surface directly below the center of a nuclear bomb explosion • hypocentral adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
hypocenter — /huy peuh sen teuhr/, n. Geol. focus (def. 5). [1900 05; HYPO + CENTER] * * * … Universalium
hypocenter — hy·po·center … English syllables
hypocenter — hy•po•cen•ter [[t]ˈhaɪ pəˌsɛn tər[/t]] n. 1) gel focus 5) 2) ground zero 1) … From formal English to slang
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Seismic wave — Seismic waves are waves that travel through the Earth, most often as the result of a tectonic earthquake, sometimes from an explosion. Seismic waves are also continually excited by the pounding of ocean waves and the wind. Seismic waves are… … Wikipedia