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hypocenter

noun hy·po·cen·ter \ˈhī-pə-ˌsen-tər\

Definition of HYPOCENTER

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
hy·po·cen·tral \ˌhī-pə-ˈsen-trəl\ adjective

First Known Use of HYPOCENTER

1905

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