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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 41 Km NNW of Malatya, Turkey on Friday, 18 September 2020

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 41 Km NNW of Malatya, Turkey on Friday, 18 September 2020
18 Sep 06:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
18 Sep 07:02: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 5.0 km (from 1.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.8 km (1.8 mi) towards ESE.
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18 Sep 12:52: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.6 km (1.6 mi) towards W.
Date & time: Friday, 18 September 2020 06:54 UTC
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.68°N / 38.11°E (Turkey)
Nearest volcano: Karaca Dağ (183 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NW of Yazıhan (pop: 5,200)
17 km (11 mi) SW of Arguvan (pop: 3,300)
22 km (14 mi) SE of Hekimhan (pop: 13,900)
41 km (25 mi) NW of Malatya (pop: 441,800)
179 km (111 mi) NW of Şanlıurfa (pop: 449,500)
191 km (119 mi) NE of Gaziantep (pop: 1,066,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27°C (81 F), humidity: 28%, wind: 2 km/h (1 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 18 Sep 06:54 UTCM 4.2 / 5 km41 Km NNW of Malatya, TurkeyEMSC
Fri, 18 Sep 06:54 UTCM 4.4 / 5 kmBoztepe-yazihan (malatya), TurkeyKOERI-RETMC
Fri, 18 Sep 06:54 UTCM 4.2 / 1.1 km13 Km NW of Yazıhan, TurkeyUSGS

User reports for this quake (11)

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Güselyurt hekimhann (20.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Ankara (Turkey, 476 km W of epicenter) : Geçmiş olsun (reported through EMSC)
Adıyaman (Turkey, 102 km S of epicenter) : Kısa bir iki saniye sarstı (reported through EMSC)
Elazığ (Turkey, 94 km E of epicenter) : Nerede deprem olsa Elazığ hep sallanıyor. (reported through EMSC)
Elazığ (Turkey, 94 km E of epicenter) : hafif salladı (reported through EMSC)
Battalgazi (Turkey, 40 km SE of epicenter) : Çok azda olsa hissettim (reported through EMSC)
Battalgazi (Turkey, 40 km SE of epicenter) : Hafif şiddetliydi, uykudan uyandım. Yeter artık Malatya (reported through EMSC)
Malatya (Turkey, 40 km SE of epicenter) : Sertti. 2-3 saniye sürdü (reported through EMSC)
Malatya (Turkey, 40 km SE of epicenter) : 1-2 sn salladı ama sertti (reported through EMSC)
Malatya (Turkey, 40 km SE of epicenter) : İyi salladı (reported through EMSC)
Malatya (Turkey, 40 km SE of epicenter) : Çok sallandı (reported through EMSC)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 41 Km NNW of Malatya, Turkey on Friday, 18 September 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 26 Dec 1939 23:57
    | 7.8 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    81 years ago
    |
    175km / 109mi
    | Eastern Turkey
  • 17 Aug 1999 00:01
    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    742km / 461mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 01 Feb 1944 03:22
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    492km / 306mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 26 Nov 1943 22:20
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    461km / 287mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    666km / 414mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 24 Nov 1976 12:22
    | 7.3 |
    36km / 22mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    515km / 320mi
    | Turkey-Iran Border Region
  • 25 Apr 1957 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    867km / 539mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    914km / 568mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 12 Nov 2017 18:18
    | 7.2 |
    34km / 21mi
    |
    3 years ago
    |
    814km / 506mi
    | Iran-Iraq Border Region
  • 12 Nov 1999 16:57
    | 7.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    638km / 396mi
    | Western Turkey
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