3 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on July 23, 2013 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 3 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on July 23, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

The strongest ones - with the magnitude 3.5 – took place in Dodecanes Islands, Greece.  

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-07-23   20:52:23.0

35.61 

N  

26.37 

E  

8

3.3

 CRETE, GREECE

2013-07-23   16:53:36.0

37.88 

N  

26.37 

E  

6

3.5

 DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE

2013-07-23   05:16:16.0

35.90 

N  

23.49 

E  

1

3.4

 CRETE, GREECE

 

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BSNews Reference Note:

Earthquake Hypocenter - the point  of the beginning of a fault.

Earthquake Epicenter - the projection of the hypocenter onto the Earth's surface

Earthquake Magnitude - the amount of energy released by an earthquake in the form of seismic waves.

Earthquake intensity - a measure of amount of the earth tremors at the territory, covered by the earthquake; depends on of the magnitude and depth of the hypocenter.
Different countries use different scales of earthquake intensity. In Europe, Russia and the United States a 12-point scale is used.

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