4 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 20, 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 20, 2014 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

 The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.3, took place in Caucasus region, Russia.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2014-01-20   15:40:03.2

37.06

N

21.47

E

1

3.1

SOUTHERN GREECE

2014-01-20   12:33:42.3

43.39

N

44.00

E

10

3.3

CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA

2014-01-20   11:48:29.0

42.24

N

45.74

E

10

3.0

CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA

2014-01-20   05:53:25.0

34.81

N

24.95

E

20

3.3

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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