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- n. The point on the land or water surface directly above the focus of an earthquake.
- n. The point on the surface directly above an underground explosion.
- n. The focal point of any activity, especially if dangerous or destructive.
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- n. the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake
Coined based on Ancient Greek ἐπί (epi, "on") + κέντρον (kentron, "centre"). (Wiktionary)