Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - 27 km northeast of Van, Turkey, on Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 10:41 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake  - 27 km northeast of Van, Turkey, on Sunday, 23 October 2011 at 10:41 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 18 km depth

Date & time: 23 Oct 2011 10:41:23 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.721°N / 43.508°E (Van, Turkey)
Nearest volcano: Etrusk (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) NNE of Van (pop: 371,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SSE of Erciş (pop: 91,900) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNE of Edremit (pop: 7,460) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Özalp (pop: 8,250) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Adilcevaz (Bitlis) (pop: 52,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SE of Patnos (Ağrı) (pop: 87,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Ahlat (Bitlis) (pop: 64,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Malazgirt (Muş) (pop: 26,100) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) ENE of Diyarbakır (pop: 644,800) --> See nearby quakes!
926 km (575 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 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 7.118 kmeastern TurkeyUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake 27 km northeast of Van, Turkey, 23 October 2011 10:41 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2962 quakes):
  • 24 Oct 2013 08:31 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
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    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Oct 2013 07:50 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Oct 2013 05:44 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Oct 2013 23:43 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Oct 2013 23:29 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Oct 2013 17:49 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Oct 2013 09:03 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Oct 2013 02:11 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Oct 2013 03:56 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Oct 2013 01:58 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2013 23:52 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2013 19:05 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2013 13:48 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2013 12:45 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2013 09:02 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Oct 2013 05:09 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
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