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epicentre

(US), epicenter
the point on the earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake or underground nuclear explosion
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The US Geological Survey said the epicenter was at a depth of 110 kilometers (68 miles).
Initial reports on Peruvian television said some damage to buildings occurred in the city of Yurimaguas, close to the epicenter, but no injuries had been recorded.
ISLAMABAD -- The latest version of an earthquake epicenter distribution map for China and its neighboring areas, compiled by the China Earthquake Networks Center, has been published.
Greece is in an earthquake-prone region, but most have epicenters deep beneath the seabed and rarely cause damage or injuries.
The epicenters will explore strategies such as using combinations of bleach and ultraviolet light to clean hospital rooms, using new tests to distinguish patients who need antibiotics from those who do not, finding ways to anticipate which medical devices are on the verge of causing an infection in a specific patient, and preventing HAIs by treating patients with probiotics.
That's the name for a new futuristic shopping format, called the Epicenter Collection, that Federated is considering down the road.
In intractable cases, physicians sometimes target this unstable zone-which Schiff likens to the epicenter of an earthquake-for removal.
In the Epicenter, housed in the Coordinated Science Laboratory at Univ.