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- adj. of or pertaining to an epicentre
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Arising from the centrum of a vertebra.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated upon a vertebral centrum, as a spine of a fish's back-bone.
- Pertaining to an epicenter.
- n. An epicentral scleral spine, adhering to a vertebral centrum.
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Because of the sparse population in the epicentral area, this quake caused no damage although it was felt as far away as Merced and Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
The instrumentation may also be better there than in the intervening mountainous area between Northridge and the epicentral area, but the lower values would also be expected on bedrock as opposed to soft soils.
I can only pray that no epicentral earthquake will ever hit Tokyo.
The epicentre is approximately 8 km east of Market Rasen and reports suggest that the earthquake has been felt widely across England, with reports of damage to chimneys in the epicentral area.
The digital database contains information regarding epicentral coordinates, magnitudes, focal depths, names and coordinates of reporting cities (or localities), reported intensities, and the distance from city (or locality) to epicenter.
PRESGRAVE: An earthquake of this size can cause some fairly substantial damage in the immediate to epicentral (ph) area.
This scale, the Richter magnitude scale, is logarithmic, which means when you go from magnitude 5 earthquake to a magnitude 6 earthquake, there's 10 times as much ground movement in the epicentral area.
In describing the epicentral regions, the present distribution of the
Nor were any large landslips to be seen in those areas; there were no lasting changes in the underground water-system; and in general, as Professor Mercalli remarks, all the superficial distortions of the ground which are so characteristic of the epicentral area of a great earthquake were conspicuous by their absence.
During his tour in the epicentral area in the winter of 1897-98, Mr. Oldham had many opportunities for observing these earth-sounds.