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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 38 km southwest of Malatya, Turkey, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:25 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.
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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 38 km southwest of Malatya, Turkey, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:25 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 38 km southwest of Malatya, Turkey, on Sunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:25 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 5 km depth

19 Mar 07:28 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 3 minutes.
19 Mar 07:32: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 3.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards ENE.
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19 Mar 21:40: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 3.9. Epicenter location corrected by 7.2 km (4.5 mi) towards NNW.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 19, 2023 07:25:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Mar 19, 2023 at 10:25 am (GMT +3)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.2°N / 37.93°E (Malatya, Turkey)
Antipode38.2°S / 142.07°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoKaraca Dağ (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) NNE of Doğanşehir (pop: 14,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Akçadağ (pop: 14,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (18 mi) WSW of Yeşilyurt (pop: 13,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (23 mi) WSW of Malatya (pop: 441,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) SE of Darende (pop: 20,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) E of Elbistan (Kahramanmaraş) (pop: 80,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (84 mi) NNE of Gaziantep (pop: 1,066,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
478 km (297 mi) ESE of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 3.3°C (38 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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3.95 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake

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