Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Shahi Island, 30 km west of Van, Turkey, on Saturday, June 25, 1988 at 16:15 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 51 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 50.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.458°N / 43.038°E↗ (Van, Turkey)
Antipode: 38.458°S / 136.962°W↗
Nearest volcano: Süphan Dağ (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) NNW of Vaston (Gevaş) (pop: 11,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) W of Van (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SE of Adilcevaz (Bitlis) (pop: 52,800) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ESE of Ahlat (Bitlis) (pop: 64,700) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ENE of Hizan (Bitlis) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) E of Tatvan (Bitlis) (pop: 73,200) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Erciş (pop: 91,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) E of Bages (Bitlis) (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Patnos (Ağrı) (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
892 km (554 mi) E of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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