Epicentre and Focus

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Epicentre and Focus

  1. 1. The difference between Epicentre and the focus By J. Asher Taylor
  2. 2. <ul><li>This diagram </li></ul><ul><li>shows where </li></ul><ul><li>the Epicentre and </li></ul><ul><li>Focus are </li></ul>
  3. 3. Focus Epicentre Seismic waves
  4. 4. <ul><li>The difference between an epicentre and a focus is that the epicentre is the origin of the the earthquake on the surface and the focus is the location of where the earthquake occurred. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kobe 17 January 1995 The epicentre of the Kobe earthquake is where the star has been placed on the map and the focus was shallow meaning it was close to the surface, which caused more damage to the city.

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