2 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 21, 2014 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 2 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 21, 2014 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

 The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.4, took place in Aegean sea.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2014-01-21   22:52:12.2

45.58

N

26.50

E

126

3.2

ROMANIA

2014-01-21   09:23:38.0

40.36

N

25.65

E

2

3.4

AEGEAN SEA

 

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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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