Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 48 km east of Erciş, Van, Turkey, on Wednesday, April 11, 1979 at 12:14 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 34 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 34.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.111°N / 43.901°E↗ (Van, Turkey)
Antipode: 39.111°S / 136.099°W↗
Nearest volcano: Etrusk (23 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Erciş (pop: 91,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of Doğubeyazıt (Ağrı) (pop: 70,200) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) N of Özalp (pop: 8,250) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSE of Diyadin (Ağrı) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNE of Van (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) E of Patnos (Ağrı) (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) S of Iğdır (pop: 75,700) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SE of Ağrı (pop: 92,000) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SSW of Yerevan (Armenia) (pop: 1,093,500) --> See nearby quakes!
952 km (591 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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