epicenter epicenter  /ˈɛ pə ˌsɛn tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the point on the Earth's surface directly above the focus of an earthquake

Usage(s):

  1. In Beijing, 1,500 km away from the epicenter, buildings swayed and office workers poured out onto the streets.
  2. But closer to the quake's epicenter, some 85 miles southeast of Lima, the scene was far more hellish.
  3. The epicenter of the boom has been Fairfax County, just east of Loudoun and a notch below it on the income list.

News

  1. Sean Q. Kelly: Credit regs for saving house

    In a matter of two hours, the Springs Fire spread across the four miles of rugged hills and brush that separated our Ventura County home from the epicenter of the fire.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  2. NSA center a mega-data warehouse

    BLUFFDALE — The nation’s new billion-dollar epicenter for fighting global cyberthreats sits just south of Salt Lake City, tucked away on a National Guard base at the foot of snow-capped mountains. The long, squat buildings span 1.5 million square feet and are filled with superpowered computers designed to store massive amounts of information gathered secretly from phone calls and emails. Two ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

  3. Utah home to NSA's new mega-warehouse for data

    The nation's new billion-dollar epicenter for fighting global cyberthreats sits just south of Salt Lake City, tucked away on a National Guard base at the foot of snow-capped mountains. The long, squat ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The Cannes Film Festival has long been the epicenter in the discovery of those new waves of filmmakers from all over the world. I very much look forward to participating in this year's festival as president of the jury," Penn said.
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Sean Penn Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In an interview with CBS television, Obama called the border area the "epicenter of the violent extremism directed against the West...... and the United States."
    on Dec 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. In his opening remarks SM Krishna rightly said: "The global nature of the security challenges that we face today, particularly the threat posed by transnational terrorism, requires us to cooperate more closely than ever before. Though the epicenter...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: SM Krishna Source: Organiser

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