Seismology

Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Turkey's Mediterranean region

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted Turkey's Mediterranean region early on May 19, according to the nation's disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck off the coast of the Datca district in Turkey's southwestern province of Muğla at 2.22 a.m. local time (2322GMT).

Moderate quakes off Crete and Zakynthos

Two undersea quakes occurred off Greek islands on Saturday, the first in the Aegean, off Crete, and the second in the Ionian Sea close to Zakynthos.

The first tremor, measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale, struck the seabed off the southeastern coast of Crete at 5.30 a.m., according to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens National Observatory.

Magnitude 5.9 quake hits Greek island Crete

An earthquake struck south of the Greek island of Crete on May 2, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said but there were no reports of casualties or damage.

The magnitude 5.9 quake was at a relatively shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles), EMSC said. The center first reported the quake at a strong 6.5 magnitude.

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Plovdiv

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter scale was felt in Plovdiv and the area around the second largest city in our country. According to the data of the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center the quake was registered at 14:01. Its epicenter was 13 km northeast of Plovdiv at a depth of 2 km. The hearth is also 135 km east of Sofia.

6.6 Magnitude Earthquake near Cuba

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake occurred near Cuba today, according to Reuters, citing the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center.

The strong earthquake was a depth of 2 kilometers, with an epicenter 48 kilometers southeast of Baracoa municipality, in the easternmost part of the island.

So far there are no data on injured people and material damage.

Moderate quake rattles Athens

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8 jolted Athens on Wednesday. No damage or injuries were reported.
The University of Athens' Geodynamic Institute said the quake had an epicenter 26 kilometers west of Lavrio in southeastern Attica and occurred at 1.28 p.m. local time. Its depth was 10 kilometers.

Earthquake in Ankara

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the Turkish capital of Ankara, the Anatolian Agency reported. The epicenter of the earthquake is located in the Akyurt region.
The quake was registered at 02.27 local time. Its hearth is at a depth of about 14 km.

5 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Romania, Felt in Ruse and Varna

A 5 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale shook Romania at 1:05 a.m. Bulgarian time on April 25. This is shown by data from the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The epicenter was in the area of Mount Vrancea.

The quake was felt in almost the entire eastern half of Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

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