Terminology of earthquake, Civil Engineering

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1. Focus: The point on the fault where slip begins is the focus. It is also called as hypocentre

2. Epicentre: The point vertically above the focus on the surface of the earth is called epicentre.

3. Focal Depth: The depth of focus from the epicentre is the focal depth.

4. Epicentral Distance: Distance from epicentre to any specific point of interest on the surface of earth is epicentral distance.

 

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