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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 37 Km S of Aksaray, Turkey on Sunday, 20 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 37 Km S of Aksaray, Turkey on Sunday, 20 September 2020
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.
Date & time: Sunday, 20 September 2020 19:08 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.04°N / 34.03°E (Turkey)
Nearest volcano: Hasan Dagi (14 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) NE of Emirgazi (pop: 8,500)
31 km (19 mi) W of Altunhisar (pop: 3,700)
37 km (23 mi) S of Aksaray (pop: 152,200)
137 km (85 mi) E of Konya (pop: 875,500)
148 km (92 mi) SW of Kayseri (pop: 592,800)
163 km (101 mi) NW of Adana (pop: 1,249,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 19.7°C (67 F), humidity: 42%, wind: 4 km/h (2 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 20 Sep 19:08 UTCM 5.3 / 3 km37 Km S of Aksaray, TurkeyEMSC
Sun, 20 Sep 19:08 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km40 Km S of Aksaray, TurkeyGFZ
Sun, 20 Sep 19:08 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km25 Km NE of Emirgazi, TurkeyUSGS
Sun, 20 Sep 19:08 UTCM 4.6 / 10 km35 Km S of Aksaray, TurkeyBMKG
20 Sep 2020 22:08 (20 Sep 19:08:00 UTC)M 5.3 / 10 kmGoloren / Türkei, TurkeyZAMG

User reports for this quake (59)

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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.
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
1194.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
35.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
31.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
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)
Çayırova (Turkey, 505 km NW of epicenter) : Allah bizleri korusun (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)
Stróvolos (Cyprus, 327 km S of epicenter) : Not felt (reported through EMSC)
Khanjarah (Turkey, 286 km NW of epicenter) : Çok hafif... (reported through EMSC)
Dulkadiroğlu (Turkey, 260 km E of epicenter) : Şimdi artıçısı salladı. Gürüldeyip geçti (reported through EMSC)
İskenderun (Turkey, 249 km SE of epicenter) : Small movement (reported through EMSC)
Pursaklar (Turkey, 242 km NW of epicenter) : Ankaradan hissetmedik,mersin,nevşehire ne oluyorsa ? (reported through EMSC)
Mamak (Turkey, 232 km NW of epicenter) : Hissedildi keciorenden dikkatli olun kara kışta vuracak ocakları yine acılar.. (reported through EMSC)
Mamak (Turkey, 232 km NW of epicenter) : Hiçbir şey hissetmedim. (reported through EMSC)
Çankaya (Turkey, 232 km NW of epicenter) : Hissetmedik (reported through EMSC)
Çankaya (Turkey, 232 km NW of epicenter) : Ankara Çankayada dairesel sallandık, artçı depremlerde de hissettik (reported through EMSC)
Adana (Turkey, 164 km SE of epicenter) : Adana merkez hissedildi.. (reported through EMSC)
Mezitli (Turkey, 150 km S of epicenter) : Hissettim (reported through EMSC)
Mezitli (Turkey, 150 km S of epicenter) : Baya hissettik Allah beterinden esirgesin (reported through EMSC)
Mezitli (Turkey, 150 km S of epicenter) : Evet (reported through EMSC)
Mezitli (Turkey, 150 km S of epicenter) : 9. Kattayız sallandık baya oturduğum sandalye masa oynadı çamaşırlık şiddetli sallandı mersindeyiz (reported through EMSC)
Mezitli (Turkey, 150 km S of epicenter) : Mezitli den çok hafifi hissettik (reported through EMSC)
Mezitli (Turkey, 150 km S of epicenter) : Mezitliden çok hafif hissettik (reported through EMSC)
Mezitli (Turkey, 150 km S of epicenter) : Hissettik (reported through EMSC)
Melikgazi (Turkey, 148 km NE of epicenter) : Kayseri’den hissedildi (reported through EMSC)
Akdeniz (Turkey, 148 km S of epicenter) : University street MersinVery light (reported through EMSC)
Akdeniz (Turkey, 148 km S of epicenter) : Mersin merkez tam namazın ahirinde hissettik. 40 sn. falan salladı lamba gitti geldi 11.kat (reported through EMSC)
Konya (Turkey, 137 km W of epicenter) : Hissetmedik (reported through EMSC)
Selçuklu (Turkey, 136 km W of epicenter) : Konya merkezde hissedilmeyecek kadar azdı şiddeti. (reported through EMSC)
Ereğli (Turkey, 58 km S of epicenter) : Konya Ereğli'de hissedildi (reported through EMSC)
Niğde (Turkey, 58 km E of epicenter) : Oturduğumuz yerden salladı niğde merkez (reported through EMSC)
Niğde (Turkey, 58 km E of epicenter) : Niğde şiddetli hissedildi. (reported through EMSC)
Yeşilova (Turkey, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Aksaray hırkatol köyü çok kötü salladi (reported through EMSC)
Yeşilova (Turkey, 44 km NW of epicenter) : Fena salladı (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake: 37 Km S of Aksaray, Turkey, 20 Sep 2020 19:08

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (108 quakes):
  • 19 Oct 2020 15:04 UTC
    | M 1.6 |
    13.3 km (8.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 19 Oct 2020 07:47 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 15:40 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Oct 2020 04:46 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    10.1 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 15 Oct 2020 04:12 UTC
    | M 1.5 |
    6.1 km (3.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 10 Oct 2020 18:01 UTC
    | M 1.9 |
    6.5 km (4 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 10 Oct 2020 03:11 UTC
    | M 1.6 |
    11.6 km (7.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 17:01 UTC
    | M 1.8 |
    15.7 km (9.8 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 08 Oct 2020 08:18 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    4.3 km (2.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 07 Oct 2020 17:24 UTC
    | M 1.5 |
    2.5 km (1.6 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 07 Oct 2020 16:31 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Oct 2020 04:55 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Oct 2020 04:35 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Oct 2020 14:12 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • 06 Oct 2020 05:50 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Oct 2020 13:15 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    1.4 km (0.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | KOERI-RETMC | Details
  • Show all

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 37 Km S of Aksaray, Turkey on Sunday, 20 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
    |
    517km / 321mi
    | Eastern Turkey
  • 09 Jul 1956 03:11
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    730km / 453mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece
  • 17 Aug 1999 00:01
    | 7.6 |
    17km / 10.6mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    468km / 291mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 01 Feb 1944 03:22
    | 7.6 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    309km / 192mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 26 Nov 1943 22:20
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    77 years ago
    |
    322km / 200mi
    | Central Turkey
  • 22 Jul 1967 16:57
    | 7.4 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    53 years ago
    |
    410km / 255mi
    | Western Turkey
  • 08 Nov 1905 22:06
    | 7.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    115 years ago
    |
    882km / 548mi
    | Aegean Sea (Greece)
  • 24 Nov 1976 12:22
    | 7.3 |
    36km / 22mi
    |
    44 years ago
    |
    877km / 545mi
    | Turkey-Iran Border Region
  • 25 Apr 1957 02:25
    | 7.3 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    506km / 314mi
    | Dodecanese Islands, Greece (Turkey)
  • 18 Mar 1953 19:06
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    68 years ago
    |
    600km / 373mi
    | Western Turkey
  • Show all

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