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Geomedicine The point on the earth’s surface directly above the origin (hypocentre) of an earthquake
Vox populi The term has been widely used to refer to the centre or fulcrum of any situation
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I bet "epicenter" is used much more often to describe non-tectonic movements than the real deal, so I'd exercise caution.
He said that the quake was unprecedented in the past 100 years, but it has not left much casualties or damage to properties due to the fact that its epicenter has been deep into the ground making its tremors feel like a magnitude-4 quake, and that most people in the arid area live in tents and in the scattered populations.
"It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter."
Former longtime Worcester resident Gordie Raynes, who lives in an apartment building in Auburn, Maine, about an hour and 45 minutes from the epicenter, said he definitely felt it.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "no destructive widespread tsunami threat exists," but warned that quakes of a similar magnitude can "sometimes generate local tsunamis in coastal areas near the epicenter.
* The Duke University Prevention Epicenter in Durham, N.C.
Most importantly, unlike 8 port unmanaged switches, ReachNXT is visible in EPICenter via the upstream ExtremeXOS switch.
Using a handheld device called a SpreeGo, consumers will be able to shop Epicenter merchants with the same point-and-click functionality that is available on the Web.
Epicenter is envisioned as a 180,000- to 200,000-square-foot setting in the mall where online and catalog companies-such as L.L.
He and his colleagues have discovered a quick way to estimate a quake's magnitude if there happens to be a seismometer near its epicenter.
"EPICenter allows us to manage and monitor layers 4-7 so we can proactively identify potential network issues and ensure that our students and staff are not impacted," says Mr.
The epicenter was about 155 miles west of the Indonesian island of Sumatra (see map).