4 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 26, 2013 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 4 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 26, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.3 took place in Greece.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-26   18:53:18.0

39.14

N

29.09

E

7

3.0

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-26   13:53:56.0

36.06

N

36.42

E

5

3.0

TURKEY-SYRIA BORDER REGION

2013-12-26   13:51:59.0

38.59

N

23.94

E

13

3.3

GREECE

2013-12-26   00:47:27.0

35.73

N

28.01

E

2

3.0

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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