During an earthquake, earth shakes and waves are produced on the surface of earth

These waves are called seismic waves

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Focus -The point of origin of the earthquake deep inside the crust is called the seismic focus. The focus is often deep below the surface of earth.

Epicentre - The epicenter is the point on the earth's surface vertically above the focus where a seismic waves begins on the surface of the earth

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  2. Chapter 15 Class 8 - Some Natural Phenomena

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 9 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.