4 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 14, 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 14, 2014 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

   The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.6, took place in Western Turkey.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2014-01-14   19:18:14.9

45.56

N

26.43

E

117

3.2

ROMANIA

2014-01-14   16:14:42.0

38.24

N

27.88

E

5

3.6

WESTERN TURKEY

2014-01-14   15:44:02.0

41.94

N

24.48

E

2

3.4

BULGARIA

2014-01-14   10:20:23.0

38.78

N

30.34

E

12

3.0

WESTERN 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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