• WordNet 3.6
    • n epicenter the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n epicenter In scismology, a point on the earth's surface from which earth quake-waves seem to go out as a center. It is situated directly above the true center of disturbance, or seismic focus.
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In news:

Lawrence just became the epicenter of the ethanol debate.
Chapman Baehler The producers of the Epicenter Festival have announced the lineup for their fourth installment.
Earthquake epicenter the focus of USGS study.
South Washington Park Apartments an Epicenter of Crime.
Thousands flee Mexico's epicenter of marijuana and poppy production.
800 homes damaged near epicenter .
A strong magnitude-7.4 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging some 800 houses near the epicenter in Guerrero state.
Epicenter for Republican race.
Super Bowl Village is ' epicenter of awesome'.
" Gateway became the epicenter for the recovery, and we had 5,000 rescue folks in Floyd Bennett Field and Miller Field," Gateway 's superintendent, Linda Canzanelli, said.
In the state of Rhode Island -- was somehow selected by history as the epicenter of a very pretentious display of wealth.
The mountain village, some 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the damage with some 30 homes collapsing in its center.
The Bay Area is an epicenter for stem cell research, drawing scientists from around the world.
The town was the epicenter of the quake.
Kalamazoo grows from craft-beer oasis to epicenter of Michigan's burgeoning beer scene.

In science:

The speed and scale of urban growth in that require urgent global actions to help cities prepare for growth and to avoid them of being the future epicenters of poverty and human suffering.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
The epicenter of an earthquake is determined by correlating local seismic detectors.
Astrophysics in 2005
Capability of groups has received attention in recent years, thanks to results of Beyl, Felgner, and Schmid characterising the capability of a group in terms of its epicenter; and more recently to work of Graham Ellis that describes the epicenter in terms of the nonabelian tensor square of the group.
Capability of certain nilpotent products of cyclic groups
It would be interesting then to see if one can combine the approach presented here with the “high-tech” techniques involving the epicenter and the nonabelian tensor square of a group.
Capability of certain nilpotent products of cyclic groups
Perhaps enough information may be derived on the tensor square of the quotient to determine the epicenter in such cases? Note that in our applications, we always took central quotients to reach the groups that witnessed the capability we were trying to prove.
Capability of certain nilpotent products of cyclic groups
The future epicenter coordinates could be estimated from the data from at least 3 points of measuring the geomagnetic vector, using the inverse problem methods, applied for the estimation the coordinates of the volume, where the phase shift arrived in the framework of its time window.
Skopje and Sofia 2005 Earthquake and Geomagnetic data and the Geomagnetic Quake as Imminent Reliable Earthquakes Precursor