8 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on August 15, 2013 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 8 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on August 15, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

The strongest ones – with the magnitude 3.5 – took place in Dodecanese Island, Greece.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-08-15   23:04:42.0

38.96

N

29.89

E

7

3.2

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-08-15   22:25:32.0

37.36

N

26.98

E

2

3.1

DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE

2013-08-15   21:39:35.0

37.39

N

26.98

E

2

3.5

DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE

2013-08-15   12:48:16.0

38.23

N

27.42

E

7

3.2

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-08-15   11:11:46.0

43.02

N

45.68

E

70

3.4

CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA

2013-08-15   09:28:03.0

39.74

N

25.64

E

7

3.1

AEGEAN SEA

2013-08-15   08:31:10.9

34.76

N

24.01

E

22

3.3

CRETE, GREECE

2013-08-15   01:03:31.0

38.69

N

22.66

E

4

3.4

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.

BSNews

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