5 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 16, 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 16, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.9, took place in Eastern Turkey.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-16   12:17:50.0

38.94

N

43.61

E

9

3.4

EASTERN TURKEY

2013-12-16   11:58:10.0

38.94

N

43.59

E

10

3.9

EASTERN TURKEY

2013-12-16   08:27:30.7

45.50

N

26.48

E

116

3.3

ROMANIA

2013-12-16   07:19:52.0

40.71

N

32.94

E

7

3.0

CENTRAL TURKEY

2013-12-16   06:27:00.0

40.70

N

32.95

E

16

3.3

CENTRAL 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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