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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 5.3 km east of Göksun, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 4:41 am (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 6 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 5.3 km east of Göksun, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 4:41 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 5.3 km east of Göksun, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 4:41 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Mar 01:48 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 7 minutes.
17 Mar 01:52: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 3.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 2.0 km (from 6.2 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.6 mi) towards NW.
17 Mar 02:00: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 5.0 km (from 1.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.9 km (6.2 mi) towards SE.
17 Mar 02:04: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 17, 2023 01:41:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 17, 2023 at 4:41 am (GMT +3)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.0328°N / 36.5559°E (Kahramanmaraş, Turkey)
Antipode38.033°S / 143.444°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoErciyes Dagi (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) ENE of Göksun (pop: 34,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SW of Afşin (pop: 39,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) WSW of Elbistan (pop: 80,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) NW of Kahramanmaraş (pop: 376,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Kadirli (Osmaniye) (pop: 70,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) NE of Kozan (Provincia de Adana) (pop: 88,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 mi) NE of Adana (pop: 1,249,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
383 km (238 mi) ESE of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 3.3°C (38 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.35 km5 Km ENE of Göksun, TurkeyUSGS
4.35 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake
4.310 kmTurkeyIRIS


Seismic station: GEOFON Station Eilat, Israel (EIL/GE network) | Distance from quake: 942 km / 585 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 (3)

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Erdemli, Turkey (254.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 30-60 s : It was terrible. All people went out to the street  
Adana (162.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Nicosia cyprus (417.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Shaking bed  

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