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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 18 km southeast of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 6:50 am (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 18 km southeast of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 6:50 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 18 km southeast of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 6:50 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

13 Aug 03:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
13 Aug 04:09: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 13 Aug 2022, 04:06

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 13 km south of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey

4.3 quake 13 Aug 6:50 am (GMT +3)
4.3 quake 13 Aug 6:50 am (GMT +3)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, was reported only 15 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Saturday, August 13th, 2022, at 6:50 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) at magnitude 4.3, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.3.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kahramanmaraş (pop. 376,000) located 13 km from the epicenter, Pazarcık (pop. 23,900) 33 km away, Bahçe (pop. 19,600) 44 km away, and Cagliyan Cerit (pop. 15,500) 44 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Gaziantep (pop. 1,066,000) located 61 km from the epicenter, Göksun (pop. 34,200) 72 km away, Kadirli (pop. 70,200) 74 km away, Elbistan (pop. 80,500) 85 km away, and Kilis (pop. 82,300) 85 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 13, 2022 03:50:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 6:50 am (GMT +3)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.439°N / 37.0128°E (Kahramanmaraş, Turkey)
Antipode37.439°S / 142.987°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoKoruhüyüğü (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities18 km (11 mi) SSE of Kahramanmaraş (pop: 376,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Pazarcık (pop: 23,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) SW of Cagliyan Cerit (Çağlayancerit) (pop: 15,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) NE of Bahçe (Adana) (pop: 19,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) NW of Gaziantep (pop: 1,066,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) SW of Gölbaşı (Adıyaman) (pop: 28,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) S of Elbistan (pop: 80,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
454 km (282 mi) SE of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 24.7°C (76 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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.
4.110 km17 Km SSE of Kahramanmaraş, TurkeyUSGS
4.110 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake
4.310 kmTurkeyGFZ


Seismic station: Ankara, Turkey (ANTO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 455 km / 283 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 (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Kahramanmaraş (19.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s

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