hypocenter

noun
hy·po·cen·ter | \ ˈhī-pə-ˌsen-tər \

Definition of hypocenter 

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

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

Other words from hypocenter

hypocentral \ˌhī-pə-ˈsen-trəl \ adjective

First Known Use of hypocenter

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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