Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck Turkey-Iran border region on August 11, 2020 23:29:09

Last Updated: 2020-10-21 22:04:11

On August 11, 2020 23:29:09 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale hit Turkey-Iran border region. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 44.200ยฐ and latitude 39.851ยฐ. According to documented reports 26 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on August 11, 2020 23:29:09 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 Merkez in IฤŸdฤฑr, Turkey, located 15 kilometers or 9 miles โ† W of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Margara (Armavir Region, Armenia) located 20 km (12 mi) โ†– NW and Arazapโ€™ (Armavir Region, Armenia) located 21 km (13 mi) โ†– NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 206 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
15 km (9 mi) โ† W Merkez IฤŸdฤฑr ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
20 km (12 mi) โ†– NW Margara Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
21 km (13 mi) โ†– NW Arazapโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
23 km (14 mi) โ†– NW Pโ€™shatavan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
24 km (15 mi) โ†‘ N Yeraskhahun Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
24 km (15 mi) โ†‘ N Arakโ€™s Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
25 km (15 mi) โ†– NW Argavand Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
26 km (16 mi) โ†– NW Tandzut Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
26 km (16 mi) โ†‘ N Haykashen Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
26 km (16 mi) โ†– NW Janfida Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
26 km (16 mi) โ†– NW Yeghegnut Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
27 km (17 mi) โ†‘ N Apaga Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
27 km (17 mi) โ†‘ N Gay Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
27 km (16 mi) โ†— NE Noramarg Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
27 km (17 mi) โ†– NW Aygeshat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
27 km (17 mi) โ†— NE Aralฤฑk IฤŸdฤฑr ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
28 km (17 mi) โ†‘ N Aknashen Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
28 km (17 mi) โ†— NE Hovtashen Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
28 km (17 mi) โ†‘ N Sis Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
29 km (18 mi) โ†‘ N Griboyedov Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
29 km (18 mi) โ†— NE Burastan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
29 km (18 mi) โ†– NW Arevik Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
29 km (18 mi) โ†– NW Nalbandyan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
30 km (18 mi) โ†‘ N Sayatโ€™-Nova Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
30 km (18 mi) โ†— NE Dimitrov Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
30 km (18 mi) โ†‘ N Masis Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
30 km (18 mi) โ†‘ N Hovtashat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
30 km (19 mi) โ† W Getashen Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
30 km (18 mi) โ†— NE Berkโ€™anush Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
30 km (19 mi) โ†— NE Arevabuyr Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
31 km (19 mi) โ†— NE Dalar Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
31 km (19 mi) โ†— NE Mrgavet Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
31 km (19 mi) โ†– NW Taronik Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
31 km (19 mi) โ†– NW Nor Armavir Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
31 km (19 mi) โ†– NW Alashkert Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
31 km (19 mi) โ†— NE Artashat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
31 km (19 mi) โ†‘ N Khoronkโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
31 km (19 mi) โ†‘ N Zorak Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
31 km (19 mi) โ†— NE Mrgavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
32 km (19 mi) โ†‘ N Nizami Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
32 km (20 mi) โ†– NW Mrgashat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
32 km (19 mi) โ†‘ N Dashtavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
32 km (20 mi) โ†— NE Byuravan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
32 km (20 mi) โ† W Shenavan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
32 km (20 mi) โ†– NW Bambakashat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
32 km (20 mi) โ†— NE Marmarashen Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
32 km (19 mi) โ†— NE Jrahovit Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
33 km (20 mi) โ†— NE Shahumyan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
33 km (20 mi) โ†– NW Aknalich Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
33 km (20 mi) โ†‘ N Hayanist Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
33 km (20 mi) โ†— NE Vostan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
33 km (20 mi) โ†— NE Lusarrat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
33 km (20 mi) โ†‘ N Artimet Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
33 km (20 mi) โ†‘ N Darakert Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
33 km (20 mi) โ†– NW Metsamor Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
34 km (21 mi) โ†‘ N Voskehat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
34 km (21 mi) โ†— NE Nshavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
34 km (21 mi) โ†— NE Aygestan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
34 km (21 mi) โ†— NE Jrashen Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
34 km (21 mi) โ†‘ N Norabatsโ€™ Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
35 km (22 mi) โ†‘ N Arevashat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
35 km (21 mi) โ†“ S DoฤŸubayazฤฑt AฤŸrฤฑ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
35 km (21 mi) โ†– NW Mayisyan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
35 km (22 mi) โ†— NE Arevshat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
35 km (21 mi) โ†– NW Sardarapat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
35 km (22 mi) โ†‘ N Vagharshapat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
35 km (22 mi) โ†‘ N Arshaluys Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
35 km (22 mi) โ†‘ N Ghukasavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
35 km (22 mi) โ†’ E Yeghegnavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
36 km (22 mi) โ†‘ N Arbatโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
36 km (22 mi) โ†– NW Armavir Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
36 km (22 mi) โ†– NW Lenughi Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
36 km (22 mi) โ†— NE Abovyan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
36 km (22 mi) โ†— NE Mrganush Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
36 km (22 mi) โ†— NE Aygepat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
36 km (22 mi) โ†— NE Aygezard Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
36 km (22 mi) โ†— NE Verin Artashat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
37 km (23 mi) โ†‘ N Tsiatsan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
37 km (23 mi) โ†— NE Getazat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
37 km (23 mi) โ†‘ N Geghakert Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
37 km (23 mi) โ†— NE Dvin Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
37 km (23 mi) โ†‘ N Tsaghkunkโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
37 km (23 mi) โ†‘ N Musalerr Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
37 km (23 mi) โ†— NE Norashen Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
37 km (23 mi) โ†‘ N Hovtamej Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
37 km (23 mi) โ†‘ N Ptghunkโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
38 km (23 mi) โ†‘ N Geghanist Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
38 km (23 mi) โ†— NE Vosketapโ€™ Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
38 km (23 mi) โ†— NE Verin Dvin Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
39 km (24 mi) โ†— NE Aralez Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
39 km (24 mi) โ†‘ N Argavand Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
39 km (24 mi) โ†— NE Avshar Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
40 km (25 mi) โ†‘ N Merdzavan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
40 km (25 mi) โ†– NW Lukashin Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
40 km (24 mi) โ†’ E Noyakert Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
40 km (25 mi) โ†‘ N Aygek Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
40 km (24 mi) โ†— NE Aygavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
40 km (25 mi) โ†‘ N Norakert Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
40 km (25 mi) โ†‘ N Baghramyan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
40 km (25 mi) โ†— NE Sisavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
41 km (25 mi) โ†‘ N Doghs Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
41 km (25 mi) โ†‘ N Gmbetโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
41 km (25 mi) โ†— NE Bardzrashen Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
42 km (26 mi) โ†‘ N Aghavnatun Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
43 km (27 mi) โ†– NW Myasnikyan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
43 km (26 mi) โ†’ E Ararat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
45 km (28 mi) โ†— NE Vedi Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
45 km (28 mi) โ†— NE Goravan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
45 km (28 mi) โ†‘ N Yerevan Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
46 km (29 mi) โ†‘ N Oshakan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
46 km (28 mi) โ†‘ N Sasunik Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
47 km (29 mi) โ†‘ N Prroshyan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
47 km (29 mi) โ†‘ N Voskevaz Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
47 km (29 mi) โ†‘ N Arabkir Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
48 km (30 mi) โ† W Karakoyunlu IฤŸdฤฑr ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
49 km (30 mi) โ†’ E Surenavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
50 km (31 mi) โ†– NW Dalarik Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
50 km (31 mi) โ†– NW Kosh Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
51 km (32 mi) โ†‘ N Ashtarak Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
51 km (31 mi) โ† W Tuzluca IฤŸdฤฑr ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
52 km (32 mi) โ†‘ N Kโ€™anakโ€™erravan Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
52 km (32 mi) โ†‘ N Nor Yerznka Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
53 km (33 mi) โ†˜ SE Bazargan West Azarbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran
53 km (32 mi) โ†’ E Armash Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
54 km (33 mi) โ†— NE Garrni Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
54 km (33 mi) โ†‘ N Dzoraghbyur Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
54 km (33 mi) โ†– NW Agarakavan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
54 km (33 mi) โ†‘ N Byurakan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
55 km (34 mi) โ†‘ N Karbi Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
55 km (34 mi) โ†‘ N Ptghni Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
56 km (35 mi) โ†‘ N Mrgashen Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
56 km (35 mi) โ†‘ N Balahovit Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
56 km (35 mi) โ†™ SW Diyadin AฤŸrฤฑ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
57 km (35 mi) โ†’ E Heydarabad Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan
57 km (35 mi) โ†‘ N Ushi Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
58 km (36 mi) โ†‘ N Mayakovski Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
58 km (36 mi) โ†– NW Ashnak Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
58 km (36 mi) โ†— NE Goghtโ€™ Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
58 km (36 mi) โ†‘ N Yeghvard Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
58 km (36 mi) โ†˜ SE Maku West Azarbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran
59 km (37 mi) โ†‘ N Abovyan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
59 km (36 mi) โ†‘ N Aramus Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
60 km (37 mi) โ†‘ N Nor Gyugh Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
60 km (37 mi) โ†‘ N Arzni Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
60 km (37 mi) โ†’ E Sedarak Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan
61 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Kotaykโ€™ Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
61 km (38 mi) โ†– NW Arteni Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
61 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Byureghavan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
61 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Nor Geghi Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
62 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Akunkโ€™ Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
62 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Zoravan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
64 km (39 mi) โ†‘ N Zarr Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
66 km (41 mi) โ†– NW Tโ€™alin Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
67 km (42 mi) โ†‘ N Argel Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
67 km (42 mi) โ†‘ N Kaputan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
72 km (44 mi) โ†‘ N Aragats Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
72 km (45 mi) โ†‘ N Buzhakan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
72 km (44 mi) โ†‘ N Shenavan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
73 km (45 mi) โ†‘ N Fantan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
74 km (46 mi) โ†’ E Sharur City Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan
75 km (46 mi) โ†‘ N Arzakan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
76 km (47 mi) โ†‘ N Zovuni Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
77 km (48 mi) โ†‘ N Bjni Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†‘ N Kasakh Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†– NW Dzitโ€™hankโ€™ov Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
80 km (50 mi) โ†‘ N Solak Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
82 km (51 mi) โ†– NW Lerrnakert Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
83 km (51 mi) โ†‘ N Aparan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
84 km (52 mi) โ†– NW Pemzashen Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
85 km (52 mi) โ†– NW Maralik Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
85 km (52 mi) โ†‘ N Lerrnanist Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
86 km (53 mi) โ†‘ N Hrazdan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
87 km (54 mi) โ†– NW Hnaberd Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
87 km (54 mi) โ†‘ N Tsaghkadzor Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
87 km (54 mi) โ†‘ N Tsaghkahovit Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
88 km (55 mi) โ†– NW Mets Mantโ€™ash Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
88 km (55 mi) โ†– NW Pโ€™okโ€™r Mantโ€™ash Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
90 km (56 mi) โ†– NW Arevshat Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
90 km (56 mi) โ†– NW Anushavan Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
91 km (56 mi) โ†– NW Spandaryan Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
91 km (56 mi) โ†‘ N Aghavnadzor Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
92 km (57 mi) โ†‘ N Meghradzor Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
93 km (58 mi) โ†– NW Meghrashen Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
93 km (58 mi) โ†– NW Horrom Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
94 km (58 mi) โ†‘ N Zovaber Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
95 km (59 mi) โ†‘ N Gagarin Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
95 km (59 mi) โ†‘ N Ddmashen Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
95 km (59 mi) โ†– NW Saratak Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
96 km (60 mi) โ†‘ N Lchashen Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
98 km (61 mi) โ†‘ N Varser Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
98 km (61 mi) โ†‘ N Geghamavan Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
99 km (62 mi) โ†‘ N Sevan Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
101 km (63 mi) โ†– NW Yerazgavors Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
101 km (63 mi) โ†– NW Azatan Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
102 km (63 mi) โ†‘ N Saramej Lori Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
102 km (63 mi) โ†– NW Arevik Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
102 km (63 mi) โ†– NW Basen Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
106 km (66 mi) โ†‘ N Margahovit Lori Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
106 km (66 mi) โ†‘ N Shahumyan Lori Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
106 km (66 mi) โ†– NW Akhuryan Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
106 km (66 mi) โ†‘ N Fioletovo Lori Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
107 km (66 mi) โ†– NW Voskehask Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
108 km (67 mi) โ†‘ N Tsovagyugh Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
110 km (68 mi) โ†– NW Akyaka Kars ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
113 km (70 mi) โ†‘ N Dilijan Tavush Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
121 km (75 mi) โ†‘ N Haghartsin Tavush Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 5 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
36 km (22 mi) โ†– NW Armenian-2 Nuclear 375.0 MW
38 km (24 mi) โ†‘ N New Yerevan Gas 271.0 MW
39 km (24 mi) โ†‘ N Yerevan Gas 550.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) โ†‘ N Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade Hydro 561.0 MW
91 km (57 mi) โ†‘ N Hrazadan Gas 1110.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 3 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.3 earthquake that struck Turkey-Iran border region on August 11, 2020 23:29:09. These types were Gas power plants, Hydro power plants, Nuclear power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Nuclean Power

Nuclear power plant bear an inherent risk during earthquake events, as we all witnessed on 11 of Mars 2011 in Fukushima. However, According to the World Nuclear Association, nuclear facilities are designed to witstand earthquakes.

"Nuclear facilities are designed so that earthquakes and other external events will not jeopardise the safety of the plant. In France for instance, nuclear plants are designed to withstand an earthquake twice as strong as the 1000-year event calculated for each site. It is estimated that, worldwide, 20% of nuclear reactors are operating in areas of significant seismic activity. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a Safety Guide on Seismic Risks for Nuclear Power Plants. Various systems are used in planning, including Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA), which is recommended by IAEA and widely accepted."

"Peak ground acceleration (PGA) or design basis earthquake ground motion (DBGM) is measured in Galileo units โ€“ Gal (cm/sec2) or g โ€“ the force of gravity, one g being 980 Gal. PGA has long been considered an unsatisfactory indicator of damage to structures, and some seismologists are proposing to replace it with cumulative average velocity (CAV) as a more useful metric than ground acceleration since it brings in displacement and duration and "operators are able to determine the absence of potential damages with high confidence" according to the IAEA."

"The logarithmic Richter magnitude scale (or more precisely the Moment Magnitude Scale more generally used today*) measures the overall energy released in an earthquake, and there is not always a good correlation between that and intensity (ground motion) in a particular place. Japan has a seismic intensity scale in shindo units 0 to 7, with weak/strong divisions at levels 5 and 6, hence ten levels. This describes the surface intensity at particular places, rather than the magnitude of the earthquake itself."

Gas Power

Gas power plants can pose significant risks to people and the environment in their vicinity during earthquakes.

Gas Leaks and Fires

Gas power plants rely on natural gas, which can leak from pipelines and equipment when damaged by seismic activity. These leaks can lead to fires and explosions, endangering people in the plant's vicinity.

Impact on Air Quality

Gas power plants emit pollutants, and fires caused by gas leaks during an earthquake can release harmful substances into the air. This can pose health risks to nearby residents.

Environmental Impact

Gas leaks can also harm the local environment, potentially contaminating soil and water sources.

To mitigate these risks, most modern gas power plants have robust safety measures in place, including gas leak detection systems, emergency response plans, and communication protocols to alert nearby communities in case of an incident. Additionally, local authorities should conduct risk assessments and ensure that emergency services are well-prepared to respond to potential hazards posed by gas power plants during earthquakes.

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.

Disclaimer

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 Turkey-Iran border region on August 11, 2020 23:29:09
Date and Time
2020-08-11 23:29:09 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.3 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
26 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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