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)


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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