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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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March 29, 1969
M 6.4, Ethiopia – The earthquake completely razed the town of Sardo, killing 24 persons and injuring 165. There were 100 huts destroyed in the village; all were made… Read More

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