7 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 21, 2013 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 7 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 21, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.5, took place in Central Turkey.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-21   22:50:38.0

38.62

N

26.09

E

12

3.3

NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-21   21:43:52.0

38.95

N

26.68

E

12

3.2

NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-21   20:59:59.0

40.70

N

32.94

E

6

3.0

CENTRAL TURKEY

2013-12-21   13:16:28.6

35.03

N

24.59

E

20

3.0

CRETE, GREECE

2013-12-21   10:17:13.0

37.47

N

36.42

E

5

3.5

CENTRAL TURKEY

2013-12-21   05:50:41.0

38.22

N

22.24

E

34

3.3

GREECE

2013-12-21   03:34:28.0

38.81

N

27.84

E

8

3.2

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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