5 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 6, 2014 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 5 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 6, 2014 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

  The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.8, took place near the coast of Western Turkey.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2014-01-06   23:47:47.0

39.78

N

26.12

E

5

3.4

NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

2014-01-06   16:48:51.0

35.29

N

23.58

E

2

3.1

CRETE, GREECE

2014-01-06   14:44:53.0

34.89

N

24.08

E

15

3.7

CRETE, GREECE

2014-01-06   08:23:39.0

39.80

N

26.13

E

10

3.8

NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

2014-01-06   08:17:19.0

45.57

N

26.38

E

142

3.1

ROMANIA

 

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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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