6 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 30, 2013 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 6 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on December 30, 2013 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.9, took place in Eastern Turkey.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2013-12-30   22:26:43.4

35.35

N

23.42

E

30

3.0

CRETE, GREECE

2013-12-30   19:37:52.0

39.84

N

38.68

E

11

3.2

EASTERN TURKEY

2013-12-30   17:03:46.0

42.03

N

46.23

E

5

3.0

CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA

2013-12-30   10:30:41.0

35.30

N

28.07

E

29

3.4

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

2013-12-30   08:37:41.0

35.40

N

26.20

E

4

3.6

CRETE, GREECE

2013-12-30   00:02:47.0

37.86

N

38.33

E

6

3.9

EASTERN 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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