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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Ardahan, 28 km northwest of Kars, Turkey, on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 at 4:48 am (GMT +3) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Ardahan, 28 km northwest of Kars, Turkey, on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 at 4:48 am (GMT +3) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Ardahan, 28 km northwest of Kars, Turkey, on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 at 4:48 am (GMT +3)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Sep 02:00 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.
28 Sep 02:06: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 8.0 km (from 6.2 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.1 km (3.8 mi) towards SW.
28 Sep 06:56: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 10.0 km (from 5 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.9 km (3.7 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 28, 2022 01:48:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Sep 28, 2022 at 4:48 am (GMT +3)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.77°N / 42.85°E (Ardahan, Turkey)
Antipode40.77°S / 137.15°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoKars (39 km / 24 mi)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) E of Göle (pop: 11,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) NW of Kars (pop: 77,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) SSE of Ardahan (pop: 21,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) NNE of Sarıkamış (Kars) (pop: 23,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) NNW of Kağızman (Kars) (pop: 25,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) ENE of Oltu (Erzurum) (pop: 23,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (74 mi) N of Ağrı (pop: 92,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
852 km (530 mi) E of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 7.4°C (45 F), humidity: 38%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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.
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Seismic station: Garni, Armenia (GNI/IU network) | Distance from quake: 174 km / 108 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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There are no user reports for this quake.

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