Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Struck 26 km W of Karakoyunlu, Turkey on May 06, 2018 18:18:16

Last Updated: 2018-07-27 20:20:28

On May 06, 2018 18:18:16 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.2 on the richter scale hit 26 km W of Karakoyunlu, Turkey. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 43.324° and latitude 39.910°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on May 06, 2018 18:18:16 had a magnitude of 4.2 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 Merkez in Ağrı, Turkey, located 31 kilometers or 19 miles ↙ SW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Kağızman (Kars, Turkey) located 31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW and Taşlıçay (Ağrı, Turkey) located 31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 12 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Merkez Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Kağızman Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Taşlıçay Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Hamur Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Digor Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Eleşkirt Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Tutak Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Selim Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
77 km (48 mi) ← W Sarıkamış Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Merkez Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
98 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Susuz Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
110 km (68 mi) ← W Şenkaya Erzurum 🇹🇷 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 4.2 Earthquake Struck 26 km W of Karakoyunlu, Turkey on May 06, 2018 18:18:16
Date and Time
2018-05-06 18:18:16 (UTC)
4.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
10.0 km
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