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Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 17 km south of Malatya, Turkey, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 10:55 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. 4.0 earthquake - 17 km south of Malatya, Turkey, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 10:55 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 17 km south of Malatya, Turkey, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 10:55 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

18 Mar 08:00 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 4 minutes.
18 Mar 08:04: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 3.8. Epicenter location corrected by 9.9 km (6.2 mi) towards NW.
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18 Mar 12:36: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards NNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 18, 2023 07:55:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 10:55 am (GMT +3)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.2°N / 38.34°E (Malatya, Turkey)
Antipode38.2°S / 141.66°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoKaraca Dağ (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (8 mi) SE of Yeşilyurt (pop: 13,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) S of Malatya (pop: 441,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Çelikhan (Adıyaman) (pop: 13,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) ESE of Akçadağ (pop: 14,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (33 mi) NNW of Kâhta (Adıyaman) (pop: 73,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) SW of Baskil (Elazığ) (pop: 15,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
152 km (95 mi) NNE of Gaziantep (pop: 1,066,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
511 km (317 mi) ESE of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Snow -1.9°C (29 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 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.
4.05 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake


Seismic station: GEOFON Station Eilat, Israel (EIL/GE network) | Distance from quake: 998 km / 620 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.
Adana (306.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)

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