Definition of hypocentre in English:


Line breaks: hypo|centre

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  • 1The point within the earth where an earthquake originates.
  • 2The point on the earth’s surface directly above or below an exploding nuclear bomb: the Hall’s position at the hypocentre of the blast saved it from more severe damage

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