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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Van, 48 km south of Bajaset, Ağrı, Turkey, on Wednesday, November 24, 1976 at 12:22 GMT

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Van, 48 km south of Bajaset, Ağrı, Turkey, on Wednesday, November 24, 1976 at 12:22 GMT Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Van, 48 km south of Bajaset, Ağrı, Turkey, on Wednesday, November 24, 1976 at 12:22 GMT

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 36 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 24, 1976 12:22:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude7.3
Depth36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.121°N / 44.029°E (Van, Turkey)
Antipode39.121°S / 135.971°W
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTendürek Dağ (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities48 km (30 mi) S of Bajaset (Ağrı) (pop: 70,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) N of Özalp (pop: 8,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) SE of Diyadin (Ağrı) (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) E of Erciş (pop: 91,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) S of Iğdır (pop: 75,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (56 mi) NE of Van (pop: 371,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Qarah Ẕīā’ od Dīn (Qaren Zia' Od Din, West Azerbaijan, Iran) (pop: 31,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) SW of Ararat (Armenia) (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (78 mi) SSW of Yerevan (Armenia) (pop: 1,093,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
962 km (598 mi) E of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.336 kmTurkey-Iran border regionUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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There are no user reports for this quake.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (55 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 25, 1978 08:57
44 years ago
4.6

33 km
24 km N of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Aug 15, 1978 09:04
44 years ago
4.8

15 km
81 km SW of Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, GeorgiaMore
Jun 27, 1978 04:45
44 years ago
4.5

10 km
39 km N of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
May 20, 1978 18:45
45 years ago
4.1

10 km
11 km NE of Sarıkamış, Kars, TurkeyMore
Mar 1, 1978 23:27
45 years ago
4.5

33 km
Ardahan, 45 km N of Kars, TurkeyMore
Feb 7, 1978 02:05
45 years ago
4.2

55 km
6.2 km W of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Feb 6, 1978 22:48
45 years ago
4.5

33 km
West Azerbaijan, Iran, 33 km SE of Bajaset, Ağrı, TurkeyMore
Feb 6, 1978 14:05
45 years ago
4.7

33 km
30 km W of Bajaset, Ağrı, TurkeyMore
Jan 28, 1978 14:19
45 years ago
4.5

33 km
52 km SE of Ağrı, TurkeyMore
Jan 17, 1978 19:12
45 years ago
4.7

14 km
Lori, 26 km E of Gyumri, Shirak, ArmeniaMore
Jan 7, 1978 16:48
45 years ago
4.7

33 km
Erzurum, 71 km NW of Ağrı, TurkeyMore
Jan 2, 1978 06:31
45 years ago
5.3

10 km
Kvemo Kartli, 52 km W of Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, GeorgiaMore
Nov 3, 1977 19:46
45 years ago
5.1

33 km
31 km N of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Sep 30, 1977 16:50
45 years ago
4.8

9 km
Ararat, 42 km E of Yerevan, ArmeniaMore
Sep 15, 1977 15:19
45 years ago
4.7

33 km
48 km E of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Jul 8, 1977 18:59
45 years ago
4.5

33 km
45 km S of Erzurum, TurkeyMore
May 30, 1977 18:06
46 years ago
4.6

36 km
71 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
May 30, 1977 11:20
46 years ago
4.2

44 km
57 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
May 30, 1977 03:42
46 years ago
4.9

57 km
78 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
May 26, 1977 09:50
46 years ago
4.8

41 km
67 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
May 26, 1977 01:35
46 years ago
5.4

37 km
65 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
May 2, 1977 18:55
46 years ago
4.7

42 km
7 km W of Bajaset, Ağrı, TurkeyMore
Apr 26, 1977 13:31
46 years ago
4.4

28 km
Ağrı, 36 km N of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Mar 26, 1977 05:04
46 years ago
5.0

21 km
34 km N of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Mar 14, 1977 19:42
46 years ago
4.5

16 km
Kvemo Kartli, 61 km W of Tbilisi, K'alak'i T'bilisi, GeorgiaMore
Feb 18, 1977 00:08
46 years ago
4.5

33 km
62 km NE of Erzurum, TurkeyMore
Feb 4, 1977 20:47
46 years ago
4.7

36 km
74 km NE of Van, TurkeyMore
Jan 17, 1977 05:19
46 years ago
5.0

33 km
21 km NE of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Jan 2, 1977 19:37
46 years ago
4.9

34 km
30 km NE of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Jan 1, 1977 22:26
46 years ago
5.0

24 km
21 km NE of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Dec 28, 1976 17:55
46 years ago
4.4

27 km
32 km NE of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Dec 25, 1976 22:19
46 years ago
4.5

33 km
62 km W of Qarah Ẕīā’ od Dīn, Qaren Zia' Od Din, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Dec 12, 1976 07:54
46 years ago
4.8

40 km
79 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Dec 11, 1976 00:02
46 years ago
4.0

29 km
68 km W of Qarah Ẕīā’ od Dīn, Qaren Zia' Od Din, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Dec 6, 1976 04:06
46 years ago
4.4

67 km
59 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Dec 6, 1976 03:58
46 years ago
4.4

48 km
57 km W of Qarah Ẕīā’ od Dīn, Qaren Zia' Od Din, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Dec 5, 1976 19:14
46 years ago
4.2

21 km
38 km E of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Dec 4, 1976 04:10
46 years ago
4.8

22 km
Ağrı, 34 km NE of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Dec 3, 1976 20:34
46 years ago
4.0

33 km
Van, 55 km S of Bajaset, Ağrı, TurkeyMore
Dec 1, 1976 15:41
46 years ago
4.4

33 km
18 km W of Bajaset, Ağrı, TurkeyMore
Dec 1, 1976 14:38
46 years ago
4.1

33 km
28 km N of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Nov 30, 1976 11:45
46 years ago
4.6

33 km
99 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Nov 28, 1976 11:13
46 years ago
4.5

33 km
47 km E of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Nov 28, 1976 00:26
46 years ago
4.2

44 km
69 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Nov 26, 1976 22:37
46 years ago
4.3

45 km
38 km E of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Nov 26, 1976 21:18
46 years ago
4.4

69 km
64 km W of Qarah Ẕīā’ od Dīn, Qaren Zia' Od Din, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Nov 26, 1976 12:20
46 years ago
4.1

45 km
96 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Nov 25, 1976 09:49
46 years ago
5.0

34 km
78 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Nov 24, 1976 20:46
46 years ago
4.8

46 km
87 km NE of Van, TurkeyMore
Nov 24, 1976 15:11
46 years ago
5.0

40 km
85 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Nov 24, 1976 15:04
46 years ago
4.9

41 km
34 km NE of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Nov 24, 1976 14:11
46 years ago
4.5

33 km
Ağrı, 37 km SW of Iğdır, TurkeyMore
Nov 24, 1976 13:18
46 years ago
4.8

33 km
27 km E of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
Nov 24, 1976 12:36
46 years ago
5.5

33 km
97 km NW of Khvoy, West Azerbaijan, IranMore
Nov 24, 1976 12:30
46 years ago
5.0

33 km
50 km E of Erciş, Van, TurkeyMore
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