Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Struck 18 km SE of Erci?, Turkey on December 05, 2021 21:46:49

Last Updated: 2022-04-07 21:46:45

On December 05, 2021 21:46:49 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.9 on the richter scale hit 18 km SE of Erci?, Turkey. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 19.36 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 43.485° and latitude 38.892°. According to documented reports 4 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on December 05, 2021 21:46:49 had a magnitude of 4.9 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 42 km (26 mi) ↓ S and İpekyolu (Van, Turkey) located 46 km (28 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
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Tuşba Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S İpekyolu Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Edremit Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Gürpınar Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
65 km (40 mi) ← W Patnos Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Adilcevaz Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Gevaş Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
86 km (53 mi) ← W Malazgirt Muş 🇹🇷 Turkey
88 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Ahlat Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Bahçesaray Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
104 km (65 mi) ↓ S Çatak Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
107 km (66 mi) ← W Bulanık Muş 🇹🇷 Turkey
113 km (70 mi) ↙ SW Tatvan Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
118 km (73 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.


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Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Struck 18 km SE of Erci?, Turkey on December 05, 2021 21:46:49
Date and Time
2021-12-05 21:46:49 (UTC)
4.9 Magnitude (richter scle)
19.36 km
4 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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