Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 20 km northeast of Hizan, Bitlis, Turkey, on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 11:10 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.325°N / 42.607°E↗ (Bitlis, Turkey)
Antipode: 38.325°S / 137.393°W↗
Nearest volcano: Nemrut Dağ (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) NE of Hizan (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) ESE of Tatvan (pop: 73,200) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) E of Bages (pop: 46,100) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSE of Ahlat (pop: 64,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) S of Adilcevaz (pop: 52,800) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) ESE of Güroymak (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Bulanık (Muş) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) N of Şırnak (pop: 52,700) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SE of Erzurum (pop: 420,700) --> See nearby quakes!
860 km (534 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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