Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



hypocentral (not comparable)

  1. (geology) Of or pertaining to the hypocentre of an earthquake.
    • 1999 July 30, Robert M. Nadeau & Thomas V. McEvilly, “Fault Slip Rates at Depth from Recurrence Intervals of Repeating Microearthquakes”, in Science[1], volume 285, number 5428, DOI:10.1126/science.285.5428.718, pages 718-721:
      It moved through the hypocentral region of the most recent magnitude 6 Parkfield earthquakes, triggering a succession of increasingly energetic episodes of slip-induced seismicity, and culminated with near complete relaxation in that region.