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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 37 km south of Aksaray, Turkey, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 19:08 GMT

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 37 km south of Aksaray, Turkey, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 19:08 GMT Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 37 km south of Aksaray, Turkey, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 19:08 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 3 km depth

20 Sep 19:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
20 Sep 19:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 7.0 km (from 0 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.5 km (3.4 mi) towards SW.
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20 Sep 19:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 3.0 km (from 3.1 to 1.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.2 km (2.6 mi) towards NE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 20, 2020 19:08:06 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.3
Depth3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.04°N / 34.03°E (Aksaray, Turkey)
Antipode38.04°S / 145.97°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt14 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoHasan Dagi (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities23 km (14 mi) NE of Emirgazi (Konya) (pop: 8,470) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) S of Aksaray (pop: 152,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) WNW of Bor (Niğde) (pop: 32,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) NE of Sultaniye (Konya) (pop: 49,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (36 mi) N of Konyaereglisi (pop: 92,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) S of Ortakoy (Ortaköy) (pop: 31,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SW of Nevsehir (Nevşehir) (pop: 75,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) NE of Karaman (pop: 120,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) NW of Adana (pop: 1,249,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
232 km (144 mi) SSE of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 19.7°C (67 F), humidity: 42%, wind: 4 km/h (2 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.33 km37 Km S of Aksaray, TurkeyEMSC
5.110 km40 Km S of Aksaray, TurkeyGFZ
5.210 km25 Km NE of Emirgazi, TurkeyUSGS
4.610 km35 Km S of Aksaray, TurkeyBMKG
5.310 kmGoloren / Türkei, TurkeyZAMG

Seismograms

Seismic station: Ankara, Turkey (ANTO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 230 km / 143 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Ankara, Turkey: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (58)

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Karslilar Koyu, Adana, Coban Dede Tepesi, Akcali R (156.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : It was a rolling feeling and in my mind I immediately pictured aluminum or bendable metal lateral beams in the structure of the floor moving.  
Assabet, Middlesex (8328.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : 2 separate experiences of bed shaking and doors rattling lasting 5 to 10 seconds first time and 2 to 5 seconds the second time  
Aksaray (36.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Gračanica, Komuna e Prishtinës, Pristina (1194.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Aksaray (35.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
near Bor, Niğde (31.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Kahramanmaraş (259.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Sultanhanı Aksaray (40.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mersin / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My inside room bathroom was shaking very bad. | One user found this interesting.  
Kayseri / not felt
Sultanhani / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 10-15 s
Mersin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Niğde / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Aksaray / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Aksaray / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Niğde / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Slight movement than done. Felt like a side jolt. Really weak.  
(Turkey, 150 km NE of epicenter) : ALLAHUBAKBAR | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Nevşehir (Turkey, 88 km NE of epicenter) : Birkaç saniye boyunca salladı | One user found this interesting. (reported through EMSC)  
Bahçelievler (Turkey, 553 km NW of epicenter) : Deprem aksarayda oluyor istanbuldan yorum yapiyorlar salakmi nedir bu insanlar 5.3 olan sana 650 km uzak depremi nasil hissediyosun (reported through EMSC)  
Pursaklar (Turkey, 242 km NW of epicenter) : Ankara keçiören (reported through EMSC)  
(Turkey, 150 km NE of epicenter) : It was long may be more than 30 secs (reported through EMSC)  
Aksaray (Turkey, 37 km NW of epicenter) : Çok uzun sürdü çok kötü hissettik aksaraydan (reported through EMSC)  
Aksaray (Turkey, 37 km NW of epicenter) : Beşik gibi sallandık. (reported through EMSC)  
Esenyurt (Turkey, 567 km NW of epicenter) : Sadece depreme kaç km uzaktayım Merakımdan yazdım. (reported through EMSC)  
Esenler (Turkey, 554 km NW of epicenter) : Avizeler oynadı fark ettik (reported through EMSC)  
Ören (Turkey, 547 km W of epicenter) : Hissetmedik (reported through EMSC)  
Ataşehir (Turkey, 534 km NW of epicenter) : Hissedilmedi (reported through EMSC)  
Sultanbeyli (Turkey, 522 km NW of epicenter) : İstanbul hissedilmedi hissesinde varsa maşşallah (reported through EMSC)  
Şanlıurfa (Turkey, 432 km E of epicenter) : جدا قوي (reported through EMSC)  
Acıpayam (Turkey, 418 km W of epicenter) : Geçmiş olsun. (reported through EMSC)  
Eskişehir (Turkey, 360 km NW of epicenter) : Gecmis olsun (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (52 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 25, 2020 08:34
1 year 48 weeks ago
2.2

3 km
Aksaray, 22 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 19, 2020 07:47
1 year 49 weeks ago
2.0

5 km
Aksaray, 20 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 18, 2020 15:40
1 year 49 weeks ago
2.0

7 km
Aksaray, 21 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 18, 2020 04:46
1 year 49 weeks ago
2.2

10.1 km
Aksaray, 23 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 8, 2020 08:18
1 year 50 weeks ago
2.0

4.3 km
24 km E of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 7, 2020 16:31
1 year 50 weeks ago
2.1

7 km
Aksaray, 20 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 7, 2020 04:55
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.8

7 km
Aksaray, 19 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 7, 2020 04:35
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.6

2 km
Aksaray, 21 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 6, 2020 14:12
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.1

5 km
Aksaray, 19 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 6, 2020 05:50
1 year 51 weeks ago
3.0

5 km
Aksaray, 23 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 5, 2020 13:15
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.3

1.4 km
25 km E of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 5, 2020 13:13
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.1

12 km
Aksaray, 21 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 5, 2020 10:45
1 year 51 weeks ago
3.1

5 km
Aksaray, 23 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 2, 2020 09:54
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.1

6 km
26 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 2, 2020 07:05
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.6

6.1 km
Niğde, 41 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Oct 2, 2020 05:55
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.9

3 km
Aksaray, 23 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 2, 2020 05:03
1 year 51 weeks ago
4.0

0 km
Aksaray, 20 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Oct 1, 2020 04:04
1 year 51 weeks ago
2.7

7.4 km
35 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 30, 2020 04:19
1 year 52 weeks ago
3.7

5 km
37 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 30, 2020 04:15
1 year 52 weeks ago - felt
4.0

5 km
Niğde, 38 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 29, 2020 13:06
1 year 52 weeks ago
2.1

7 km
Mersin, 17 km E of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 29, 2020 13:04
1 year 52 weeks ago
2.8

6 km
Mersin, 17 km E of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 29, 2020 13:02
1 year 52 weeks ago
2.2

7 km
Niğde, 25 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 29, 2020 12:46
1 year 52 weeks ago
2.8

5 km
26 km E of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 29, 2020 11:22
1 year 52 weeks ago - felt
3.7

7 km
Konya, 43 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 28, 2020 11:05
1 year 52 weeks ago
2.7

2 km
36 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 27, 2020 04:25
1 year 52 weeks ago
2.5

8.7 km
Aksaray, 22 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 26, 2020 18:48
1 year 52 weeks ago
2.2

7.1 km
32 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 26, 2020 17:39
1 year 52 weeks ago
3.0

5 km
34 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 25, 2020 04:33
2 years ago
2.4

0 km
Aksaray, 22 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 24, 2020 21:13
2 years ago
2.0

7.4 km
Aksaray, 23 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 24, 2020 19:09
2 years ago - felt
3.8

0 km
34 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 24, 2020 17:09
2 years ago
3.2

3.1 km
Aksaray, 24 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 24, 2020 12:11
2 years ago - felt
3.1

0 km
36 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 24, 2020 07:25
2 years ago
2.3

3.6 km
Aksaray, 24 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 24, 2020 04:26
2 years ago
3.7

9 km
Niğde, 36 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 24, 2020 01:01
2 years ago - felt
4.4

5 km
36 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 23, 2020 13:18
2 years ago
2.6

7.3 km
32 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 23, 2020 08:25
2 years ago
2.1

7 km
Aksaray, 21 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 22, 2020 18:22
2 years ago
3.4

5 km
37 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 22, 2020 17:08
2 years ago
3.0

2.8 km
Niğde, 40 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 22, 2020 01:33
2 years ago
2.5

2.6 km
Aksaray, 23 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 21, 2020 19:40
2 years ago
3.4

2 km
Aksaray, 23 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 21, 2020 11:51
2 years ago
2.1

8 km
35 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 21, 2020 04:49
2 years ago
2.0

8 km
35 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 21, 2020 04:18
2 years ago
2.3

5 km
Aksaray, 23 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 21, 2020 03:37
2 years ago - felt
4.1

0 km
36 km S of Aksaray, TurkeyMore
Sep 21, 2020 00:47
2 years ago
3.3

2 km
Aksaray, 21 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 20, 2020 23:47
2 years ago
2.8

5 km
Aksaray, 21 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 20, 2020 23:08
2 years ago
2.0

7.2 km
Aksaray, 22 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 20, 2020 19:45
2 years ago
2.0

7 km
Aksaray, 21 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
Sep 20, 2020 19:18
2 years ago
2.5

2 km
Aksaray, 22 km NE of Emirgazi, Konya, TurkeyMore
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