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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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October 14, 1968
M 6.9, Australia – The earthquake wrecked the town of Meckering and ruptured all major roads and railways nearby. A survey revealed a fracture of the earth's crust along… Read More

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