Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 50 km east of Erciş, Van, Turkey, on Wednesday, November 24, 1976 at 12:30 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 50 km east of Erciş, Van, Turkey, on Wednesday, November 24, 1976 at 12:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Nov 24, 1976 12:30:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.121°N / 43.925°E (Van, Turkey)
Antipode: 39.121°S / 136.075°W
Nearest volcano: Etrusk (25 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (31 mi) SSW of Doğubeyazıt (Ağrı) (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ENE of Erciş (pop: 91,900) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSE of Diyadin (Ağrı) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) N of Özalp (pop: 8,250) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Van (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) S of Iğdır (pop: 75,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) E of Patnos (Ağrı) (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Qarah Ẕīā’ od Dīn (Qaren Zia' Od Din, West Azerbaijan, Iran) (pop: 31,900) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SSW of Yerevan (Armenia) (pop: 1,093,500) --> See nearby quakes!
953 km (592 mi) E of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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5.033 kmeastern TurkeyUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

  • 05 Dec 1976 19:14 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 1976 20:34 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1976 11:13 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 1976 22:37 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1976 20:46 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Nov 1976 15:04 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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