10 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 29, 2013 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 10 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 29, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.7, took place in Romania and Crete, Greece.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-29   19:22:12.0

45.64

N

26.46

E

145

3.7

ROMANIA

2013-12-29   16:53:50.0

39.20

N

28.27

E

23

3.3

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-29   11:37:29.0

38.40

N

26.71

E

8

3.4

NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-29   11:01:42.0

38.86

N

43.51

E

7

3.5

EASTERN TURKEY

2013-12-29   08:10:39.0

36.12

N

28.93

E

8

3.2

DODECANESE IS.-TURKEY BORDER REG

2013-12-29   06:16:04.0

39.90

N

21.14

E

5

3.5

GREECE

2013-12-29   03:37:33.0

37.91

N

29.21

E

6

3.0

WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-29   02:37:29.0

38.38

N

26.66

E

20

3.2

NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

2013-12-29   01:54:18.2

35.58

N

29.37

E

24

3.0

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2013-12-29   01:25:13.0

34.88

N

26.65

E

10

3.7

CRETE, 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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