Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Erciş, Van, Turkey, on Monday, January 17, 1977 at 05:19 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.172°N / 43.518°E↗ (Van, Turkey)
Antipode: 39.172°S / 136.482°W↗
Nearest volcano: Etrusk (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) NE of Erciş (pop: 91,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Diyadin (Ağrı) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) E of Patnos (Ağrı) (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of Doğubeyazıt (Ağrı) (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) N of Van (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) ENE of Adilcevaz (Bitlis) (pop: 52,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Iğdır (pop: 75,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SW of Yerevan (Armenia) (pop: 1,093,500) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) ESE of Erzurum (pop: 420,700) --> See nearby quakes!
918 km (570 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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