epicentre epicentre

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. We all know the epicentre of terrorism in the world today is Pakistan.
  2. Rubble from collapsed buildings fills the streets at the epicentre of the quake which measured 6.
  3. If the epicentre had been in a populous area, observed the seismologists, the loss of life property would have been tremendous.

News

  1. Today's Top 5: Friday

    Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, June 21, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing . * Dave Chappelle at Belk Theater * 4th Annual Charlotte Uptown Jazz Festival at Uptown Amphitheatre * The Original Artwork of Scott Whiteside at Orange Olive Salon * Silent Disco at Pavilion at EpiCentre * Sum Art Show at Birdsong Brewery [ Subscribe ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte

  2. Magnitude 5.2 quake hits Italy, minor damage in rural areas

    MILAN (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake was felt across central and northern Italy on Friday, causing some minor damage in rural areas but there were no immediate reports of injuries. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at about 12:33 p.m. (6.33 a.m. EDT) was between the towns of Massa and Lucca in Tuscany and La Spezia in the Liguria region, the national geophysics institute said. The ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Pimp my screening

    Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg and Quincy Jones are just some of the luminaries who turn up in Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp , which will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Studio Movie Grill in the Epicentre.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Charlotte

Quotes

  1. "I make this decision because I am convinced that our security is at stake in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is the epicentre of the violent extremism practiced by al-Qaeda," Mr Obama said, unveiling his new strategy for turning around the war...
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Herald Sun

  2. "The Cannes Film Festival has long been the epicentre 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 added.
    on Jan 3, 2008 By: Sean Penn Source: Reuters UK

  3. "Clearly, fiscal resources do have to be injected in rich countries that are at the epicentre of the crisis, but channelling infrastructure investment to the developing world where it can release bottlenecks to growth and quickly restore demand can...
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Justin Yifu Lin Source: Toronto Star

Word of the Day
periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /