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Mag. 3.6 earthquake - 36 km north of Georgievka, Abai Region, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at 01:12 pm (Almaty time) -

A moderate magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit 36 km (22 mi) away from Georgievka, Abai Region,  Kazakhstan, around noon of Monday, Nov 27, 2023 at 1.12 pm local time (Asia/Almaty GMT +6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 3.6 earthquake - 36 km north of Georgievka, Abai Region, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at 01:12 pm (Almaty time) Mag. 3.6 earthquake - 36 km north of Georgievka, Abai Region, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at 01:12 pm (Almaty time)

Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Nov 08:48 UTC: First to report: KNDC after 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 27, 2023 07:12:27 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 27, 2023, at 01:12 pm (Asia/Almaty GMT +6)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude3.6
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude49.65°N / 81.59°E Abai Region, Kazakhstan
Seismic antipode49.65°S / 98.41°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Georgievka, a town with 22,000 inhabitants in Kazakhstan, in 36 km (22 mi) distance south of the epicenter. People likely experienced very weak shaking there. In the capital of  Kazakhstan, Astana, 738 km (459 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
36 km (22 mi)
S of epicenter
Georgievka
(pop: 22,000)
II: Very weak
Abai Region
40 km (25 mi)
W of epicenter
Shar
(pop: 9,090)
II: Very weak
East Kazakhstan
56 km (35 mi)
SW of epicenter
Zhalghyztobe
(pop: 4,400)
II: Very weak
East Kazakhstan
66 km (41 mi)
S of epicenter
Böke
(pop: 1,050)
II: Very weak
East Kazakhstan
75 km (47 mi)
NE of epicenter
Glūbokoe
(pop: 11,200)
II: Very weak
East Kazakhstan
81 km (50 mi)
NE of epicenter
Ust-Kamenogorsk
(pop: 319,100)
II: Very weak
East Kazakhstan
86 km (53 mi)
NE of epicenter
Belūsovka
(pop: 9,950)
II: Very weak
East Kazakhstan
86 km (54 mi)
NE of epicenter
Altay
(pop: 2,680)
II: Very weak
East Kazakhstan
107 km (66 mi)
E of epicenter
Asūbulaq
(pop: 5,640)
II: Very weak
East Kazakhstan
111 km (69 mi)
N of epicenter
Shemonaīkha
(pop: 20,100)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
114 km (71 mi)
E of epicenter
Belogorskīy
(pop: 1,530)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
116 km (72 mi)
SE of epicenter
Kokpekty
(pop: 5,170)
I: Not felt
128 km (79 mi)
N of epicenter
Borodūlīkha
(pop: 5,930)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
128 km (80 mi)
NW of epicenter
Semey
(pop: 292,800)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
139 km (87 mi)
E of epicenter
Zhanga Buqtyrma
(pop: 6,030)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
143 km (89 mi)
N of epicenter
Zhezkent
(pop: 8,900)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
154 km (95 mi)
N of epicenter
Staroaleyskoye
(pop: 5,040)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
158 km (98 mi)
NE of epicenter
Ridder
(pop: 52,700)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
173 km (108 mi)
N of epicenter
Zmeinogorsk
(pop: 11,500)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
185 km (115 mi)
SE of epicenter
Aksuat
(pop: 6,700)
I: Not felt
185 km (115 mi)
N of epicenter
Veseloyarsk
(pop: 5,230)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
187 km (116 mi)
SW of epicenter
Qaraūyl
(pop: 5,260)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
193 km (120 mi)
SE of epicenter
Kurchum
(pop: 8,800)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
193 km (120 mi)
E of epicenter
Zyryanovsk
(pop: 44,900)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
206 km (128 mi)
SW of epicenter
Ayagoz
(pop: 33,500)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
209 km (130 mi)
N of epicenter
Rubtsovsk
(pop: 161,100)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
214 km (133 mi)
NW of epicenter
Uglovskoye
(pop: 4,740)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
231 km (143 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sentalek
(pop: 1000)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
239 km (148 mi)
N of epicenter
Krasnoshchekovo
(pop: 5,460)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
249 km (155 mi)
NW of epicenter
Maldar
(pop: 10,700)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
256 km (159 mi)
N of epicenter
Pospelikha
(pop: 13,600)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
277 km (172 mi)
N of epicenter
Volchikha
(pop: 11,200)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
288 km (179 mi)
SE of epicenter
Tūghyl
(pop: 6,700)
I: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
295 km (183 mi)
NE of epicenter
Soloneshnoye
(pop: 4,720)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
296 km (184 mi)
SW of epicenter
Sarykamys
(pop: 4,040)
I: Not felt
300 km (186 mi)
N of epicenter
Ust'-Kalmanka
(pop: 6,660)
I: Not felt
Altai Krai
342 km (213 mi)
SE of epicenter
Zaysan
(pop: 17,600)
: Not felt
East Kazakhstan
354 km (220 mi)
NE of epicenter
Belokurikha
(pop: 14,700)
: Not felt
Altai Krai
367 km (228 mi)
NE of epicenter
Altayskoye
(pop: 13,900)
: Not felt
Altai Krai
738 km (459 mi)
W of epicenter
Astana
(pop: 345,600)
: Not felt
Astana
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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.
Mag Depth Time GMT
2023-11-27
Epicenter Agency
3.6 10 km
6.2 mi
(*)
07:12:27 EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN KNDC (Kazakhstan National Data Center)
Notes:
(*) A depth given as 10 km often means that the the depth of the quake could not determined with sufficient accuracy.

Seismograms

Seismic station: Makanchi, Kazakhstan (MAKZ/IU network) | Distance from quake: 317 km / 197 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Makanchi, Kazakhstan: 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 449 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 15 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 40 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 44 quakes per year
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 150 quakes above magnitude 4 since 2014, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

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