5 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 18, 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 18, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 4.2, took place in Aegean sea.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-18   21:40:58.0

39.87

N

25.35

E

5

3.2

AEGEAN SEA

2013-12-18   21:20:06.0

39.83

N

25.42

E

6

4.2

AEGEAN SEA

2013-12-18   18:40:54.0

34.96

N

25.64

E

12

3.0

CRETE, GREECE

2013-12-18   17:15:41.7

40.48

N

34.65

E

5

3.8

CENTRAL TURKEY

2013-12-18   13:59:42.8

37.84

N

29.04

E

5

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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