6 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 15, 2014 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 January 15, 2014 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

 The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.8, took place in Soutern Greece.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2014-01-15   20:11:40.0

35.96

N

31.93

E

60

3.0

CYPRUS REGION

2014-01-15   18:46:53.0

36.98

N

22.09

E

2

3.8

SOUTHERN GREECE

2014-01-15   11:00:46.0

36.99

N

22.12

E

2

3.6

SOUTHERN GREECE

2014-01-15   05:22:14.0

34.72

N

25.47

E

10

3.5

CRETE, GREECE

2014-01-15   02:57:20.0

39.39

N

40.85

E

5

3.6

EASTERN TURKEY

2014-01-15   00:13:02.0

35.25

N

23.03

E

15

3.4

CRETE, 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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