Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck eastern Turkey on January 07, 2016 02:01:46

Last Updated: 2016-03-28 22:09:42

On January 07, 2016 02:01:46 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale hit eastern Turkey. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 8.91 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 43.547° and latitude 38.921°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 07, 2016 02:01:46 had a magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Erciş in Van, Turkey, located 31 kilometers or 19 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Tuşba (Van, Turkey) located 47 km (29 mi) ↓ S and İpekyolu (Van, Turkey) located 50 km (31 mi) ↓ S of the epicenter.

In total, we found 15 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Erciş Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Tuşba Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S İpekyolu Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Edremit Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Gürpınar Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
68 km (42 mi) ← W Patnos Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Adilcevaz Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Gevaş Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
90 km (56 mi) ← W Malazgirt Muş 🇹🇷 Turkey
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Ahlat Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
109 km (68 mi) ↓ S Bahçesaray Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
109 km (68 mi) ↓ S Çatak Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
111 km (69 mi) ← W Bulanık Muş 🇹🇷 Turkey
119 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Tatvan Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
124 km (77 mi) ↙ SW Hizan Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.


Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck eastern Turkey on January 07, 2016 02:01:46
Date and Time
2016-01-07 02:01:46 (UTC)
4.3 Magnitude (richter scle)
8.91 km
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