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epicenter

e puh sen ter

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

  • In Beijing, 1,500 km away from the epicenter, buildings swayed and office workers poured out onto the streets.
  • Mexico is the epicenter of a deadly swine flu outbreak, which has been blamed for more than 150 deaths in the nation But there have been no deaths and few serious cases reported .
  • Located in south Sudan's western Upper Nile region, Duar found itself at the epicenter of a deadly epidemic--one of the least publicized to hit Africa in recent decades--that raged .
News & Articles

  • Lynn park has new playground
    LYNN — It took five years and tens of thousands of dollars, but a residents of a high-crime neighborhood in Lynn have reclaimed a park that was once the epicenter of gang activity.
    June 17, 2013 - The Daily Item
  • ESTHER CEPEDA: Rubio and Cruz, emerging GOP superstars
    It's fascinating that two Hispanic men — both of whom are further to the right of where most Latinos stand on immigration — are at the epicenter of the current reform debate.
    June 16, 2013 - The San Angelo Standard-Times
  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - Ventura County Star
Quotes

  • Sean Penn in International Herald Tribune
    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.
  • Barack Obama in AFP
    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."
  • SM Krishna in Organiser
    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...

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