Definition of hypocentre in English:
1The point within the earth where an earthquake originates.
- Displacement at the hypocentre of the earthquake must be sufficiently large to propagate to the surface.
- Accurate determinations of hypocentres indicate that the upper part of the basement to the Simple Folded Zone is actively deforming.
- The starting point of an earthquake under ground is called the hypocentre or focus.
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
More example sentences
- Directly underneath the hypocentre and not far from this point the damage was massive.
- ‘If you project that hypocentre to the surface, you would get the epicentre which is the latitude and longitude,’ he said.
- Those who were within two kilometres of the hypocentre had 50 times the expected incidence within five years.
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