Earth Physical Geology
Quiz 10: Earthquakes and Earth's Interior
The Epicentre of an Earthquake Is on the Surface of the Earth
The epicentre of an earthquake is on the surface of the Earth directly above the hypocentre.
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For a shallow-focus earthquake, the hypocentre and epicentre are virtually coincident, especially as detected at distant seismograph stations.
The energy released by an earthquake is very intense, and felt just as strongly in distant places, in accordance with its magnitude.
Reid's elastic rebound theory of earthquake generation was based on his studies following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
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