Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 29 km northwest of Van, Turkey, on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 20:16 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 29 km northwest of Van, Turkey, on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 20:16 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 2 km depth

17 Feb 20:23 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
Feb 17 20:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 2.0 km.
Date & time: Feb 17, 2020 20:16:51 UTC
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.7°N / 43.18°E (Van, Turkey)
Antipode: 38.7°S / 136.82°W
Nearest volcano: Süphan Dağ (40 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NW of Van (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NNW of Edremit (pop: 7,460) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (25 mi) SSW of Erciş (pop: 91,900) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) ESE of Adilcevaz (Bitlis) (pop: 52,800) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) N of Vaston (Gevaş) (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) E of Ahlat (Bitlis) (pop: 64,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSE of Patnos (Ağrı) (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SW of Yerevan (Armenia) (pop: 1,093,500) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SE of Erzurum (pop: 420,700) --> See nearby quakes!
898 km (558 mi) E of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.02 kmEastern TurkeyEMSC
4.05 kmAgarti-(van) (Turkey)KOERI-RETMC

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(Iran (Islamic Republic of), 210 km SE of epicenter) : کم تا حدودی محسوس ، بدون لرزش افقی یا عمودی لوستر (reported through EMSC)  
Orūmīyeh (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 209 km SE of epicenter) : Az zeman da, amma guclu (reported through EMSC)  
Zeytinburnu (Turkey, 1241 km W of epicenter) : Evet hisettik (reported through EMSC)  
Tabrīz (Iran (Islamic Republic of), 286 km E of epicenter) : احساس نشد (reported through EMSC)  
İpekyolu (Turkey, 32 km SE of epicenter) : Hasar meydana gelmedi (reported through EMSC)  
İpekyolu (Turkey, 31 km SE of epicenter) : I feel it (reported through EMSC)  
Tuşba (Turkey, 31 km SE of epicenter) : biraz sallandık ama hiç deprem sesi yoktu çok sessizdi (reported through EMSC)  
Tuşba (Turkey, 28 km SE of epicenter) : On the third floor, we could barely feel it. Lasted about 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
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