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Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Ardahan, 31 km northwest of Kars, Turkey, on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 5:38 pm (GMT +3) -

Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Ardahan, 31 km northwest of Kars, Turkey, on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 5:38 pm (GMT +3) Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Ardahan, 31 km northwest of Kars, Turkey, on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 5:38 pm (GMT +3)

Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

27 Sep 15:03 UTC: First to report: KOERI-RETMC after 25 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 27, 2022 14:38:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Sep 27, 2022 at 5:38 pm (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.2
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.7983°N / 42.823°E (Ardahan, Turkey)
Antipode40.798°S / 137.177°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKOERI-RETMC (Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul)
Nearest volcanoKars (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities18 km (11 mi) E of Göle (pop: 11,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (20 mi) NW of Kars (pop: 77,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) SSE of Ardahan (pop: 21,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) NNE of Sarıkamış (Kars) (pop: 23,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Kağızman (Kars) (pop: 25,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
76 km (47 mi) ENE of Oltu (Erzurum) (pop: 23,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (59 mi) ESE of Artvin (pop: 24,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
850 km (528 mi) E of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 15.8°C (60 F), humidity: 19%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) | 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
2.25 kmTurkey: KUCUKALTINBULAK-GOLE (ARDAHAN)KOERI-RETMC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Garni, Armenia (GNI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 178 km / 110 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Garni, Armenia: 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

At magnitude 2.2, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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