5 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 19, 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 19, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

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

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-19   19:46:36.0

38.46

N

39.63

E

15

3.9

EASTERN TURKEY

2013-12-19   19:09:38.0

37.31

N

30.38

E

11

3.3

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-19   10:20:09.0

37.04

N

31.06

E

59

3.5

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-19   06:27:18.0

39.51

N

28.52

E

7

3.2

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-19   02:03:35.0

34.94

N

28.91

E

10

4.2

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

 

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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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