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The hypocenter of an earthquake is the location beneath the Earth's surface where the rupture of the fault begins. The epicenter of an earthquake is the location directly above the hypocenter on the surface of the Earth.

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December 19, 1981
M 7.6, Aegean Sea – Damage on Lesvos and Skiros and in western Turkey. Felt strongly in many parts of Greece. Also felt in southern Bulgaria. From… Read More

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