Translation of epicenter in Spanish:

epicenter

epicentro, n.

(British epicentre)

Pronunciation /ˈɛpɪsɛntə//ˈɛpəˌsɛn(t)ər/

noun

  • 1

    Geology
    epicentro masculine
    • The epicentre of that earthquake was about 20 kms north of Napier, on the opposite side of the North Island.
    • The epicenter of the earthquake was on land - unlike last month's quake - and caused no tsunami.
    • The point nearest to the surface is the epicentre and marks the site where the quake is strongest.
    • Its epicenter, the location on the earth's surface directly above the quake, was at Duck Creek.
    • Police feared the number of casualties could rise even further once authorities reach remote areas, including a tiny island closest to the epicentre of the earthquake, which struck on Sunday night.
    • The most persuasive evidence for the existence of subduction zones is the narrow Benioff zones of earthquake epicentres dipping away from deep-sea trenches.
    • The geographic point directly above the focus is called the earthquake epicenter.
    • The water shifted above a quake does not move across the ocean, i.e. a log floating at the surface above the epicentre would not have been carried to Thailand or Somalia.
    • The area was the closest to the epicentre of the earthquake, bore the full brunt of the subsequent tsunami and was clearly one of the worst affected areas.
    • The pair have been helping people on an island off North Sumatra, the closest inhabited area to the epicentre of the earthquake, which was ravaged by the deadly waves.
    • The area is an epicentre for earthquakes caused by tectonic plates moving apart.
    • We did an investigation a couple of years back, finding ourselves right at the epicentre of a minor earthquake, one of the largest the country had seen for years.
    • Another perhaps useful notion here is that of earthquakes having epicentres and aftershocks.
    • The British Geological Survey said the epicentre of the earthquake - the largest to hit Britain for ten years - was ‘right under Birmingham’.
    • She recalled an investigation from a couple of years back, when they discovered themselves at the epicentre of an earth tremor, the largest the country had seen for years.
    • By the time the rain woke me the next morning my stomach rumbled like the epicentre of an earthquake and I realized I had no choice but to take destiny into my own hands.
    • The death-toll lag has come from the country nearest the underwater epicenter of the earthquake, Indonesia.
    • This was the area that was orientated directly towards the epicenter of the earthquake, and therefore to the tsunami.
    • A Royal Navy survey ship has been sent to investigate the epicentre of the underwater earthquake which created the disastrous tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
    • Relief workers arrived to find devastation in the region closest to the epicenter of the earthquake that spawned the killer tsunami.
  • 2

    (of revolt)
    foco masculine
    • The epicentre of military action, and therefore, of military losses, in the European war was the German - Soviet war.
    • But round these parts eating is only a warm-up for the main event, as I discover when we later descend into the teeming lanes around Concert Square, epicentre of Liverpool nightlife.
    • By the late 1980s and 1990s, however, there had been a shift in the epicenter of concern about ecology.
    • And at the epicentre of the military build-up is it's air base.