4 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 13, 2014 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 4 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 13, 2014 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

   The strongest ones, with the magnitude 4.2, took place near the coast of Western Turkey.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2014-01-13   20:32:45.4

37.37

N

43.85

E

5

3.0

TURKEY-IRAQ BORDER REGION

2014-01-13   12:50:46.8

45.88

N

26.82

E

93

3.1

ROMANIA

2014-01-13   10:51:27.0

39.78

N

26.06

E

12

4.2

NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

2014-01-13   03:08:13.0

38.87

N

23.39

E

12

3.3

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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