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Mag. 1.9 quake - 22 km west of Biga, Canakkale, Turkey, on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 03:23 pm (Istanbul time) -

A light magnitude 1.9 earthquake hit 22 km (13 mi) away from Biga, Canakkale,  Turkey, in the early afternoon of Monday, Feb 12, 2024 at 3.23 pm local time (Europe/Istanbul GMT +3). The quake had a very shallow depth of 7 km (4.3 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 1.9 quake - 22 km west of Biga, Canakkale, Turkey, on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 03:23 pm (Istanbul time) Mag. 1.9 quake - 22 km west of Biga, Canakkale, Turkey, on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 03:23 pm (Istanbul time)

Minor magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 7 km depth

12 Feb 12:54 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 31 minutes.
12 Feb 13:00: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 2.0.
12 Feb 13:01: Now using data updates from AFAD

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 12, 2024 12:23:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Feb 12, 2024, at 03:23 pm (Europe/Istanbul GMT +3)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude1.9
Depth7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude40.2917°N / 27.0025°E Biga, Canakkale, Turkey
Also near: Greece 90 km (56 mi) away
Seismic antipode40.2917°S / 152.998°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceAFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority)
Nearest volcanoKenger (223 km / 139 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 11°C (52 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Biga, a town with 31,000 inhabitants in Turkey, in 22 km (13 mi) distance to the east, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
22 km (13 mi)
E of epicenter
Biga
(pop: 30,900)
I: Not felt
Canakkale
28 km (17 mi)
W of epicenter
Lapseki
(pop: 10,100)
I: Not felt
Canakkale
29 km (18 mi)
S of epicenter
Çan
(pop: 26,200)
I: Not felt
Canakkale
31 km (19 mi)
NW of epicenter
Galipoli
(pop: 25,200)
I: Not felt
Canakkale
52 km (33 mi)
W of epicenter
Canakkale
(pop: 87,800)
: Not felt
Canakkale
56 km (35 mi)
S of epicenter
Kalkım
(pop: 2,200)
: Not felt
Canakkale
59 km (37 mi)
E of epicenter
Gönen
(pop: 40,800)
: Not felt
Balıkesir
67 km (42 mi)
N of epicenter
Malkara
(pop: 27,400)
: Not felt
Tekirdağ
68 km (42 mi)
E of epicenter
Erdek
(pop: 22,700)
: Not felt
Balıkesir
70 km (44 mi)
NW of epicenter
Zorlanae
(pop: 44,600)
: Not felt
Edirne
77 km (48 mi)
S of epicenter
Edremit
(pop: 40,800)
: Not felt
Balıkesir
80 km (49 mi)
SW of epicenter
Ezine
(pop: 15,700)
: Not felt
Canakkale
82 km (51 mi)
S of epicenter
Havran
(pop: 11,100)
: Not felt
Balıkesir
82 km (51 mi)
S of epicenter
Altinoluk
(pop: 13,800)
: Not felt
Balıkesir
83 km (52 mi)
E of epicenter
Bandırma
(pop: 107,600)
: Not felt
Balıkesir
87 km (54 mi)
SW of epicenter
Geyikli
(pop: 3,030)
: Not felt
Canakkale
87 km (54 mi)
NW of epicenter
İpsala
(pop: 8,060)
: Not felt
Edirne
88 km (54 mi)
NE of epicenter
Rodoscuk
(pop: 122,300)
: Not felt
Tekirdağ
88 km (55 mi)
S of epicenter
Kemer
(pop: 38,100)
: Not felt
Balıkesir
92 km (57 mi)
SW of epicenter
Ayvacık
(pop: 6,880)
: Not felt
Canakkale
93 km (58 mi)
W of epicenter
Gökçeada
(pop: 7,820)
: Not felt
Canakkale
103 km (64 mi)
N of epicenter
Hayrabolu
(pop: 19,800)
: Not felt
Tekirdağ
104 km (65 mi)
SE of epicenter
Balikesir
(pop: 238,200)
: Not felt
Balıkesir
107 km (66 mi)
E of epicenter
Susurluk
(pop: 24,800)
: Not felt
Balıkesir
111 km (69 mi)
S of epicenter
Ayvalik
(pop: 70,000)
: Not felt
Ayvalık İlçesi, Balıkesir
112 km (69 mi)
N of epicenter
Uzunköprü
(pop: 36,500)
: Not felt
Edirne
116 km (72 mi)
E of epicenter
Karacabey
(pop: 44,300)
: Not felt
Bursa
118 km (73 mi)
NE of epicenter
Corum
(pop: 202,600)
: Not felt
Tekirdağ
123 km (76 mi)
E of epicenter
Mustafakemalpaşa
(pop: 101,400)
: Not felt
Bursa
127 km (79 mi)
N of epicenter
Lüleburgaz
(pop: 90,900)
: Not felt
Kırklareli
131 km (81 mi)
S of epicenter
perugamon
(pop: 57,200)
: Not felt
Bergama, İzmir
134 km (83 mi)
SE of epicenter
Soma
(pop: 65,900)
: Not felt
Manisa
136 km (85 mi)
NE of epicenter
Silivri
(pop: 53,200)
: Not felt
Stambul
139 km (86 mi)
NE of epicenter
Çerkezköy
(pop: 84,200)
: Not felt
Tekirdağ
143 km (89 mi)
NE of epicenter
Kavaklı
(pop: 50,500)
: Not felt
Stambul
156 km (97 mi)
NE of epicenter
Büyükçekmece
(pop: 163,100)
: Not felt
Stambul
158 km (98 mi)
NE of epicenter
Beylikduzu
(pop: 122,500)
: Not felt
Stambul
163 km (101 mi)
NE of epicenter
Esenyurt
(pop: 211,300)
: Not felt
Stambul
177 km (110 mi)
NE of epicenter
Arnavutköy
(pop: 198,200)
: Not felt
Stambul
499 km (310 mi)
E 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

There are no user reports for this quake yet.
At magnitude 1.9, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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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
2024-02-12
Epicenter Agency
1.9 7 km
4.3 mi
12:23:35 Turkey: Biga (Çanakkale) AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Authority)
2.1 7.3 km
4.5 mi
12:23:35 GURGENDERE-BIGA (CANAKKALE)
1.1 km (0.7 mi) epicenter difference with AFAD
KOERI-RETMC (Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul)
2.0 7.3 km
4.5 mi
12:23:35 Western Turkey
1.1 km (0.7 mi) epicenter difference with AFAD
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)

Seismograms

Seismic station: GEOFON Station Tirgusor, Romania (TIRR/GE network) | Distance from quake: 478 km / 297 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station GEOFON Station Tirgusor, Romania: 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 7,400 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: 0.09 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 11.1 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.31 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.2 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 3.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 32.3 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 293 quakes per year (or 24.4 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 709 quakes per year (or 59 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a very 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

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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