8 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 27, 2013 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 8 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 27, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.8 took place in eastern Mediterranean sea.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-27   21:53:56.2

45.67

N

26.55

E

126

3.1

ROMANIA

2013-12-27   16:59:53.0

34.78

N

27.45

E

10

3.8

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2013-12-27   07:58:33.0

45.75

N

26.66

E

87

3.4

ROMANIA

2013-12-27   06:16:29.0

34.60

N

23.64

E

25

3.1

CRETE, GREECE

2013-12-27   05:44:35.0

37.30

N

37.15

E

20

3.6

CENTRAL TURKEY

2013-12-27   05:16:40.0

40.00

N

27.70

E

6

3.2

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-27   02:30:15.0

34.90

N

23.53

E

20

3.3

CRETE, GREECE

2013-12-27   01:27:51.0

36.06

N

22.65

E

10

3.6

SOUTHERN 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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