Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 31 km north of Erciş, Van, Turkey, on Thursday, November 3, 1977 at 19:46 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.283°N / 43.498°E↗ (Van, Turkey)
Antipode: 39.283°S / 136.502°W↗
Nearest volcano: Girekol (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) NNE of Erciş (pop: 91,900) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Diyadin (Ağrı) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) E of Patnos (Ağrı) (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Doğubeyazıt (Ağrı) (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) E of Malazgirt (Muş) (pop: 26,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSW of Iğdır (pop: 75,700) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NE of Adilcevaz (Bitlis) (pop: 52,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) N of Van (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SW of Yerevan (Armenia) (pop: 1,093,500) --> See nearby quakes!
914 km (568 mi) E of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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