Examples of epicenter in a Sentence
by continually reinventing itself, Las Vegas has managed to remain a national epicenter for entertainment
Recent Examples of epicenter from the Web
On the community’s mind this year: Indigenous peoples’ rights, Seattle’s history as an epicenter of protest and a pushback against harmful stigmas affixed to the transgender community.
Delray Beach is at the epicenter of a South Florida overdose epidemic that claimed more than 1,000 lives last year.
Price spoke of his recent trip to Liberia, an epicenter of the 2014 outbreak.
And most every day, passing through the gantlet of their old lives – the epicenter of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, the blocks surrounding the El and McPherson Square Park.
The rainbow flags flying from balconies in and around the square are evidence that the Chueca neighborhood is still the epicenter of Spain’s LGBT movement.
Big oil companies including Chevron, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC are piling into the Permian Basin, the oil-rich region straddling Texas and New Mexico that is the epicenter of the second wave of U.S. shale drilling.
According to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management, the epicenter was at a shallow depth of seven kilometers (four miles).
The move comes at a time when Charlottesville is at the epicenter of some fiery debates over history and racism.
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Did You Know?
The meaning of epi- in epicenter is "over", so the epicenter of an earthquake lies over the center or "focus" of the quake. Epicenter can also refer to the centers of things that may seem in their own way as powerful—though not as destructive—as earthquakes. Wall Street, for example, might be said to lie at the epicenter of the financial world.
Origin and Etymology of epicenter
New Latin epicentrum, from epi- + Latin centrum center
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
EPICENTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of epicenter for English Language Learners
: the part of the earth's surface that is directly above the place where an earthquake starts
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