8 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 2, 2014 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 January 2, 2014 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 4.0, took place in Crete, Greece.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2014-01-02   17:07:03.0

37.65

N

29.22

E

5

3.0

WESTERN TURKEY

2014-01-02   15:38:30.0

38.61

N

43.17

E

7

3.0

EASTERN TURKEY

2014-01-02   10:14:42.0

34.70

N

25.30

E

30

3.2

CRETE, GREECE

2014-01-02   07:49:04.0

38.79

N

43.46

E

7

3.0

EASTERN TURKEY

2014-01-02   05:29:21.0

34.90

N

24.34

E

30

4.0

CRETE, GREECE

2014-01-02   03:42:38.0

36.15

N

31.15

E

46

3.3

WESTERN TURKEY

2014-01-02   03:30:28.0

39.27

N

27.95

E

7

3.0

WESTERN TURKEY

2014-01-02   00:48:54.0

40.10

N

35.70

E

5

3.7

CENTRAL 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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