Hypocenter

Science / Geology / Hypocenter: A point beneath earth's surface where the vibrations of an earthquake are thought to have originated. Also known as the focus.

Focus

Science / Geology / Focus: A point beneath Earth's surface where the vibrations of an earthquake are thought to have originated. Also known as a hypocenter. MORE

Epicenter

Science / Geology / Epicenter: The point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus or hypocenter of an Earthquake. MORE

Focus (Earthquake)

Science / Geology / Focus (Earthquake): The point at which the rupture occurs: synonymous with hypocenter. MORE

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