Epicenter and Focus?


An epicentre refers to the point that is directly above the focus point of an earthquake. The focus point of an earthquake, also known as the ground zero, refers to the point of origin of the earthquake.
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The epicenter is the point above the Earth's surface where an earthquake originated. Go ChaCha!
The focus of an earthquake is the point where the fault ruptures to cause the earthquake. In a sense, it could be considered the "ground zero" of the earthquake, the point
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An epicentre is the point on the Earth's surface which is directly above the focus of an earthquake. The epicentre is more often than not the location where the utmost damage which is linked with an earthquake occurs.
The epicenter of an earthquake is the place on the surface of the earth that is above the focus of the earthquake, not the place where the earthquake originated. You can find more information here: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-an-epicenter.htm
The epicenter of an earthquake is the point above the area where the earthquake occurs. Since earthquakes usually start under the surface, the epicenter is the point on the surface above it.
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