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epicenter also: (British English) epicentre
American English: /ˈɛpəˌsɛn(t)ər/
British English: /ˈɛpɪsɛntə/

Translation of epicenter in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (Geology)
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    • The most persuasive evidence for the existence of subduction zones is the narrow Benioff zones of earthquake epicentres dipping away from deep-sea trenches.
    • The geographic point directly above the focus is called the earthquake epicenter.
    • The water shifted above a quake does not move across the ocean, i.e. a log floating at the surface above the epicentre would not have been carried to Thailand or Somalia.
    1.2 (of revolt)
    Example sentences
    • By the late 1980s and 1990s, however, there had been a shift in the epicenter of concern about ecology.
    • And at the epicentre of the military build-up is it's air base.
    • The epicentre of military action, and therefore, of military losses, in the European war was the German - Soviet war.

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