3 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 17, 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 December 17, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 4.0, took place in Caspian sea.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-17   08:53:00.4

40.70

N

32.97

E

5

3.4

CENTRAL TURKEY

2013-12-17   05:27:37.0

42.32

N

48.13

E

2

4.0

CASPIAN SEA

2013-12-17   02:42:33.0

38.50

N

21.60

E

1

3.5

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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