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


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 5 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 8, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

The strongest ones, with the magnitude 4.9, took place in Western Turkey.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-08   18:17:04.0

35.99

N

29.12

E

11

3.3

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2013-12-08   17:31:57.0

36.54

N

31.26

E

90

4.9

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-08   09:21:02.0

35.91

N

30.96

E

20

3.3

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2013-12-08   07:39:35.0

43.00

N

45.84

E

2

4.1

CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA

2013-12-08   03:51:45.0

40.75

N

27.37

E

14

3.1

WESTERN TURKEY

 

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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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