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ˈɛp əˌsɛn tərepi·cen·ter

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  1. epicenter, epicentre(noun)

    the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake


  1. Epicenter

    The epicenter or epicentre is the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocenter or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. The word derives from the New Latin noun epicentrum, the latinisation of the ancient Greek adjective ἐπίκεντρος, "occupying a cardinal point, situated on a centre", from ἐπί "on, upon, at" and κέντρον "centre". In the case of earthquakes, the epicenter is directly above the point where the fault begins to rupture, and in most cases, it is the area of greatest damage. However, in larger events, the length of the fault rupture is much longer, and damage can be spread across the rupture zone. For example, in the magnitude 7.9, 2002 Denali earthquake in Alaska, the epicenter was at the western end of the rupture, but the greatest damage occurred about 330 km away at the eastern end of the rupture zone.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of epicenter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of epicenter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Michael Ryan:

    We would not plan to use that second vaccine in the epicenter.

  2. Amedeo Markoff:

    Our town is at the epicenter of an amazing, phenomenal spectacle, it does put us in focus.

  3. Amy Schumer:

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  4. Chris Weston:

    I have no doubt that will change as we head through the week, with trade relations slap bang at the epicenter of concerns.

  5. Fox News:

    I've never seen anything quite like this then when I went to the epicenter in Ohio and other states who are facing this crisis.

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