Epicenter and Focus (hypocenter) of an Earthquake

Epicenter is the place on Earth's surface directly above the focus, or hypocenter, where the earthquake happened. (Recorded during a 2007 teacher workshop on earthquakes and tectonics. Speaker is Dr. Robert Butler, University of Portland Oregon)


Keypoints:

Epicenter is the location on the surface of the Earth directly above where the earthquake starts. Focus (aka Hypocenter) is the location in the Earth where the earthquake starts.


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