Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 57 km southwest of Yerevan, Armenia, Turkey, on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 23:29 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 57 km southwest of Yerevan, Armenia, Turkey, on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 23:29 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 5 km depth

11 Aug 23:34 UTC: First to report: KOERI-RETMC after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 5.4 km.
Date & time: 11 Aug 2020 23:29:06 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 5.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.7495°N / 44.1437°E (Iğdır, Turkey)
Nearest volcano: Ararat (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Iğdır (pop: 75,700) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Doğubeyazıt (Ağrı) (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Tokhanshalu (Masis, Ararat, Armenia) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Diyadin (Ağrı) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Vagharshapat (Armavir, Armenia) (pop: 46,500) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Ejmiatsin (Armenia) (pop: 49,500) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) W of Ararat (Armenia) (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) SSW of Yerevan (Armenia) (pop: 1,093,500) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) NNE of Van (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
964 km (599 mi) E of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: KOERI-RETMC (Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.45.4 kmKaraguney-(igdir) (Turkey)KOERI-RETMC
4.210 kmArmenia-Azerbaijan-Iran Border Reg. (Turkey)GFZ
4.32 kmTurkey-iran Border RegionEMSC
4.38 km22 km of Lusarat, Armenia (Turkey)IRSC
4.310 km16 km ESE of Iğdır, TurkeyUSGS

User reports for this quake (78)

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Yerevan (63.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up from sleep feeling dizzy, with a horrible headache and nausia. I felt how my bed was moving.  
58.6 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awakened by by 3 distinct shakes, I jumped out of bed to my phone, at first I wasn't sure it was a quacke as everything around me was very quiet and still, I looked up Facebook to find out a local group reporting the tremor.  
48.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan (60.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
60.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
58.9 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
55.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
60.2 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
55 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan, Armenia (59.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
57 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
58.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt double shaking  
Yerevan (67.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : One shake.  
51.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
59.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Yerevan, Armenia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was 3:30 am. I was sleeping and i felt that i’m rattling in my bed i woke up. Checked the news. Nothing was there. My half closed window had opened completely.  
Yerevan, Armenia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 2nd floor in the center of Yerevan. The tremor woke us up, felt only horizontal shaking. No strange sounds. Picked up phone, 3:30am, looked up "live earthquake map" websites, no update for maybe 10min. Slept back.  
Yerevan, Armenia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was 3:30 am. I was sleeping and i felt that i’m rattling in my bed i woke up. Checked the news. Nothing was there. My half closed window had opened completely.  
Armenia Yerevan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was laying on my bed and suddenly I ft shaking, I looked at the chandelier, it was also shaking. I was really scared...  
Yerevan, Armenia, Antarain / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awakened by 3 very distinct shakes, I thought I was dreaming as everything around me was very quiet, I only looked up the time couple of mns later to find out it was 330 am in Yerevan/Armenia. Armenia, Yerevan, Verin Antarain  
Yerevan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Around 3:30 AM i felt the bed and wardrobe shake  
Yerevan, Armenia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Armenia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Armenia, Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Armenia Yerevan / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Երևան / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerev / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Armenia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping, suddenly woke up by the strong shake of my bed and the glasses were shaking too  
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Armenia, Charencavan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan, Armenia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Erebuni / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Yerevan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
yerevan, komitas street / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Armenia, Ejmiatsin / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan, arabkir, papazyan street / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan, Armenia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Yerevan, Armenia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yerevan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Yerevan / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Yerevan, Armenia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Iğdır / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Yerevan / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Erevan / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Yerevan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Masis (Armenia, 32 km NE of epicenter) : Strong earthquake (reported through EMSC)  
(Armenia, 49 km NE of epicenter) : Անկողնում արթուն պարկած էի, առավոտվա 3:29 էր, զգացի մահճակալը գնում-գալիս է, և մյուս ամեն ինչ ներառյալ պատուհանները տատանվում են։ Հինգերորդ հարկում ենք։ Մանուկը չզարթնեց։ Նկուղում չէին զգացել։ I was lying awake in the bed when I felt it going and coming; it was 3:29 am. Everything else including the windows were also oscillating. We're on the 5th floor. Baby remained asleep. They didn't feel it in the basement. (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 48 km NE of epicenter) : 10 seconds of shake (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 48 km NE of epicenter) : woked up (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 48 km NE of epicenter) : I was on the eighth floor of an old business center, it was really strong, I felt the whole building shanking. (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : Bed was shaking really hard, it was very scary (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : 3-4 (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : I felt it but i'm not sure it was very short (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : I felt my standing mirror and the windows shake for 3-4 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : I was laying on my bed and suddenly I felt the earthquake, it lasted 5 or 6 seconds... All my bed was shaking, chandelier was shaking. It was horrible... (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : I woke up. It lasted for about 10 seconds - first swaying then 2 strong shakes. I woke up my family, but they didn't feel the earthquake. Dogs started barking in the street. (reported through EMSC)  
Argavand (Armenia, 41 km NE of epicenter) : Big shake (reported through EMSC)  
Artashat (Armenia, 35 km E of epicenter) : Really shook violently, there was noise from the windows, and some general hum, I woke up from a strong shaking, all this merged for 30 ~ 45 seconds, and abruptly stopped. It was really scary because it was shaking so hard. (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : It was so strong, my bed shook about 5-6 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : Wake up (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : I was sleeping and just woke up suddendly by the sound of my closet and bed shaking (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : It lasts about 30 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : Felt really strong shake in the house and a sloght pressure noise from the windows (reported through EMSC)  
Yerevan (Armenia, 47 km NE of epicenter) : Woke up from sleep from the closet trembling. (reported through EMSC)  
Vagharshapat (Armenia, 37 km N of epicenter) : I think it was between Armenia and Turkey (reported through EMSC)  
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