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Earthquake in the Baltic Sea. People were shocked off the coast of Estonia

Earthquake in the Baltic Sea.  People were shocked off the coast of Estonia

6:10 a.m. (5:10 CEST) on June 13 WEST Bakri IslandsNear Alilipa Bay, an earthquake has been reported. It was detected by the Finnish-Estonian Seismic System.

Depth of seismic movements It is estimated at about 4 km. It is at this depth and in this part of the country that most earthquakes have been recorded in the past decade.

As the Estonian media points out, 2.3 on the Richter scale The conditions of this area are great. The locals felt the movements of the earth.

The northwestern part of Estonia is the most seismically active region of the country. The recorded earthquake is located about 20 km from the epicenter of the largest earthquake in the history of Estonia. had a 4.5 . size He scored near Osmussaare on October 25, 1976.

According to the available information, Estonia experiences about one earthquake every two years. The last seismic movements occurred on March 14, 2020 in Fayke-Marga Its strength was 1.3.

According to Thinkhazard, there is less than 2 percent of the total population in Estonia. Chances of happening Possible harmful earthquake over the next fifty years.

One of the most common causes of earthquakes in the Baltic Sea is Balanced movements, that is, the vertical movements of the lithosphere plates. They are caused by changes in the load on the earth’s crust. In this case, it goes back to the previous Icy layerwhich was so heavy that it “bent” part of the Earth’s crust, which is now slowly returning to the state it was in before the ice cover appeared.

All this in the last 10,000 years Scandinavian countries It rose about 250 meters. Earthquakes in this part of Europe may also occur as a result of, inter alia, Underwater landslides.

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