The cause of the earthquake near Mariupol is processes associated with the movement of tectonic plates. This was announced by the press-service of the city administration with the reference to the Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine named after S.I. Subbotin.
"The coordinates of the earthquake source, according to Ukrainian seismic stations and the nearest seismic stations of the Global Seismic Network, are estimated as the latitude 47,35 ° N, longitude 37,52 ° E, 10 km. Its epicenter was located on the northern edge of powerful seismically active zone of the planet resulting from collisions of large continental plates: the Eurasian, African, Arab and Indian.
Due to the large depth of focus, the earthquake was felt on a vast territory. The epicenter of the earthquake was had 6 points on Medvedev–Sponheuer–Karnik scale (MSK-64). It was felt by people in Mariupol, Berdyansk, Zaporizhia, Dniepr, Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don and many other towns," - the statement reads.
Recall, near Mariupol August 7, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6-4.9 according to various seismic stations. No casualties reported.
The last recorded earthquake near Mariupol occurred in the Sea of Azov on January 4, 2014. Prior to that, earthquakes in the Azov Sea were recorded in 1978 and 1990.