hypocenter

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noun hy·po·cen·ter \ˈhī-pə-ˌsen-tər\

Definition of hypocenter

  1. 1 :  the focus of an earthquake — compare epicenter 1

  2. 2 :  the point on the earth's surface directly below the center of a nuclear bomb explosion

hypocentral

play \ˌhī-pə-ˈsen-trəl\ adjective

First Known Use of hypocenter

1905

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