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Mag. 1.6 quake - 30 km south of Kahramanmaraş, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 09:44 am (Istanbul time) -

A light magnitude 1.6 earthquake hit 30 km (19 mi) away from Kahramanmaraş, Kahramanmaraş,  Turkey, in the morning of Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 at 9.44 am local time (Europe/Istanbul GMT +3). The quake had a very shallow depth of 7.1 km (4.4 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

Mag. 1.6 quake - 30 km south of Kahramanmaraş, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 09:44 am (Istanbul time) Mag. 1.6 quake - 30 km south of Kahramanmaraş, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 09:44 am (Istanbul time)

Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 7 km depth

29 Nov 07:08 UTC: First to report: AFAD after 24 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 29, 2023 06:44:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at 09:44 am (Europe/Istanbul GMT +3)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude1.6
Depth7.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.3261°N / 37.0394°E Merkez, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
Also near: Syria 62 km (39 mi) away
Seismic antipode37.3261°S / 142.961°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceAFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority)
Nearest volcanoKoruhüyüğü (69 km / 43 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 6.8°C (44 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Pazarcık, a town with 24,000 inhabitants in Turkey, in 29 km (18 mi) distance to the northeast, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
29 km (18 mi)
NE of epicenter
Pazarcık
(pop: 23,900)
: Not felt
Kahramanmaraş
30 km (19 mi)
N of epicenter
Kahramanmaraş
(pop: 376,000)
: Not felt
Kahramanmaraş
32 km (20 mi)
SW of epicenter
Nurdağı
(pop: 12,800)
: Not felt
Gaziantep
42 km (26 mi)
SE of epicenter
Gaziantep
(pop: 1,066,000)
: Not felt
Gaziantep
43 km (27 mi)
W of epicenter
Bahçe
(pop: 19,600)
: Not felt
Adana
47 km (29 mi)
E of epicenter
Yavuzeli
(pop: 8,170)
: Not felt
Gaziantep
51 km (32 mi)
NE of epicenter
Cagliyan Cerit
(pop: 15,500)
: Not felt
Kahramanmaraş
58 km (36 mi)
SE of epicenter
Oğuzeli
(pop: 11,500)
: Not felt
Gaziantep
58 km (36 mi)
E of epicenter
Araban
(pop: 11,100)
: Not felt
Gaziantep
67 km (41 mi)
NW of epicenter
Andırın
(pop: 8,660)
: Not felt
Kahramanmaraş
71 km (44 mi)
SE of epicenter
Uluyatır
(pop: 3,350)
: Not felt
Gaziantep
73 km (46 mi)
NE of epicenter
Gölbaşı
(pop: 28,100)
: Not felt
Adıyaman
74 km (46 mi)
E of epicenter
Halfeti
(pop: 3,260)
: Not felt
Şanlıurfa
75 km (46 mi)
SW of epicenter
Hassa
(pop: 9,720)
: Not felt
Hatay
76 km (47 mi)
SE of epicenter
Nizip
(pop: 82,300)
: Not felt
Gaziantep
79 km (49 mi)
NE of epicenter
Nurhak
(pop: 8,600)
: Not felt
Kahramanmaraş
82 km (51 mi)
S of epicenter
Azaz
(pop: 66,100)
: Not felt
Aleppo
83 km (51 mi)
N of epicenter
Ekinözü
(pop: 6,300)
: Not felt
Kahramanmaraş
83 km (52 mi)
SE of epicenter
İkizce
(pop: 1,180)
: Not felt
Gaziantep
83 km (52 mi)
NE of epicenter
Besni
(pop: 41,900)
: Not felt
Adıyaman
84 km (52 mi)
W of epicenter
Kadirli
(pop: 70,200)
: Not felt
Osmaniye
84 km (52 mi)
W of epicenter
Toprakkale
(pop: 8,580)
: Not felt
Osmaniye
85 km (53 mi)
SW of epicenter
Erzin
(pop: 26,300)
: Not felt
Hatay
90 km (56 mi)
E of epicenter
Birecik
(pop: 44,300)
: Not felt
Şanlıurfa
90 km (56 mi)
SW of epicenter
Dörtyol
(pop: 56,500)
: Not felt
Hatay
91 km (56 mi)
NW of epicenter
Göksun
(pop: 34,200)
: Not felt
Kahramanmaraş
92 km (57 mi)
S of epicenter
Afrin
(pop: 48,700)
: Not felt
Aleppo
92 km (57 mi)
S of epicenter
‘Afrīn
(pop: 48,700)
: Not felt
93 km (58 mi)
NE of epicenter
Tut
(pop: 7,560)
: Not felt
Adıyaman
95 km (59 mi)
S of epicenter
Tall Rif‘at
(pop: 25,700)
: Not felt
Aleppo
99 km (61 mi)
N of epicenter
Elbistan
(pop: 80,500)
: Not felt
Kahramanmaraş
103 km (64 mi)
SE of epicenter
Jarābulus
(pop: 25,000)
: Not felt
Aleppo
106 km (66 mi)
SW of epicenter
Denizciler
(pop: 17,500)
: Not felt
Hatay
110 km (68 mi)
SW of epicenter
Kırıkhan
(pop: 60,900)
: Not felt
Hatay
111 km (69 mi)
NW of epicenter
Saimbeyli
(pop: 5,420)
: Not felt
Adana
112 km (69 mi)
NE of epicenter
Doğanşehir
(pop: 14,800)
: Not felt
Malatya
113 km (70 mi)
SW of epicenter
Iskenderun
(pop: 160,000)
: Not felt
Hatay
120 km (74 mi)
SW of epicenter
Belen
(pop: 20,100)
: Not felt
Hatay
120 km (75 mi)
SE of epicenter
Hierapolis
(pop: 99,500)
: Not felt
Manbij District, Aleppo
464 km (288 mi)
NW of epicenter
Ankara
(pop: 3,517,200)
: Not felt
Ankara
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.6, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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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
2023-11-29
Epicenter Agency
1.6 7.1 km
4.4 mi
06:44:18 Türkoğlu (Kahramanmaraş) AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority)

Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 27,000 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.05 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 20 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 2.5 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 36.5 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 233 quakes per year (or 19.4 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 1,200 quakes per year (or 3.2 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 2,600 quakes per year (or 7.1 quakes per day)
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 7 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

Number of quakes per year

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