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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 34 km northwest of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:40 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. 4.2 earthquake - 34 km northwest of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:40 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 34 km northwest of Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:40 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

18 Mar 01:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
18 Mar 02:12: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.8 km (3 mi) towards SE.
18 Mar 02:42: Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 18, 2023 01:40:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 4:40 am (GMT +3)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.81°N / 36.67°E (Kahramanmaraş, Turkey)
Antipode37.81°S / 143.33°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoKoruhüyüğü (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities28 km (17 mi) SSE of Göksun (pop: 34,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NW of Kahramanmaraş (pop: 376,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Afşin (pop: 39,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) W of Cagliyan Cerit (Çağlayancerit) (pop: 15,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) SW of Elbistan (pop: 80,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
70 km (44 mi) NE of Kadirli (Osmaniye) (pop: 70,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) NE of Adana (pop: 1,249,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
405 km (252 mi) SE of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 7.7°C (46 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from ENE
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

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Seismic station: GEOFON Station Eilat, Israel (EIL/GE network) | Distance from quake: 919 km / 571 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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