Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Struck 4 km SSE of Horasan, Turkey on March 24, 2017 08:54:25

Last Updated: 2017-06-12 19:46:55

On March 24, 2017 08:54:25 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.2 on the richter scale hit 4 km SSE of Horasan, Turkey. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 4.47 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 42.188° and latitude 40.007°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on March 24, 2017 08:54:25 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 Eleşkirt in Ağrı, Turkey, located 47 kilometers or 29 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Sarıkamış (Kars, Turkey) located 49 km (30 mi) ↑ N and Şenkaya (Erzurum, Turkey) located 62 km (38 mi) ↑ N 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
47 km (29 mi) → E Eleşkirt Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Sarıkamış Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Şenkaya Erzurum 🇹🇷 Turkey
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Selim Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Tutak Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
80 km (49 mi) → E Merkez Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
81 km (50 mi) → E Hamur Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
82 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Kağızman Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
100 km (62 mi) ↗ NE Merkez Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
109 km (67 mi) → E Taşlıçay Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
111 km (69 mi) ↗ NE Digor Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
117 km (72 mi) ↑ N Susuz Kars 🇹🇷 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 4 km SSE of Horasan, Turkey on March 24, 2017 08:54:25
Date and Time
2017-03-24 08:54:25 (UTC)
4.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
4.47 km
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