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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 50 km southwest of Malatya, Turkey, on Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm (GMT +3) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.8 quake 32 km west of Gaziantep, Turkey, Feb 6, 2023 3:17 am (GMT +2), which had occurred 4 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 50 km southwest of Malatya, Turkey, on Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 50 km southwest of Malatya, Turkey, on Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

9 Feb 13:37 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
9 Feb 13:38: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 1.0 km (from 3.1 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.8 km (3 mi) towards NE.
9 Feb 13:45: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3.
9 Feb 15:17: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 5.0 km (from 0.6 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.8 km (3 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 9, 2023 13:27:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Feb 9, 2023 at 4:27 pm (GMT +3)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.14°N / 37.81°E (Malatya, Turkey)
Antipode38.14°S / 142.19°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoUnnamed 36.67°N/37.00°E (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) NW of Doğanşehir (pop: 14,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) NNE of Gölbaşı (Adıyaman) (pop: 28,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) N of Besni (Adıyaman) (pop: 41,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Malatya (pop: 441,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (33 mi) SSE of Darende (pop: 20,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) E of Elbistan (Kahramanmaraş) (pop: 80,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) NNE of Gaziantep (pop: 1,066,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
472 km (293 mi) ESE of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky -0.4°C (31 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.25 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake


Seismic station: GEOFON Station Eilat, Israel (EIL/GE network) | Distance from quake: 978 km / 608 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station GEOFON Station Eilat, Israel: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. 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.
Tartus (399.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt

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