Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 30 km NE of Q?rm?z? Samux, Azerbaijan on July 27, 2022 23:48:22

Last Updated: 2022-10-01 22:09:25

On July 27, 2022 23:48:22 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale hit 30 km NE of Q?rm?z? Samux, Azerbaijan. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 46.615° and latitude 41.151°. According to documented reports 1 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on July 27, 2022 23:48:22 had a magnitude of 4.1 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 Aliabad in Zaqatala District, Azerbaijan, located 36 kilometers or 22 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Faldarlı (Zaqatala District, Azerbaijan) located 36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW and Qandax (Zaqatala District, Azerbaijan) located 36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 32 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Aliabad Zaqatala District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Faldarlı Zaqatala District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Qandax Zaqatala District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Qax Qakh District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N Qax İngiloy Qakh District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Qaxbaş Qakh District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Çinarlı Qakh District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Mamrux Zaqatala District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Baş Göynük Shaki District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Sheki Shaki 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Zaqatala Zaqatala District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
71 km (44 mi) → E Oğuz Oghuz District 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
78 km (48 mi) ↑ N Rutul’skiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Rutul Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
83 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Akhtynskiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
96 km (60 mi) ↗ NE Lutkun Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
99 km (61 mi) ↗ NE Akhty Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Tlyaratinskiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
106 km (66 mi) ↗ NE Kurakhskiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
107 km (66 mi) ↗ NE Tpig Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
108 km (67 mi) ↗ NE Kurakh Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Kulinskiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Kuli Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
110 km (68 mi) ↗ NE Agul’skiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Charodinskiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
119 km (74 mi) ↑ N Lakskiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
120 km (75 mi) ↑ N Kumukh Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
127 km (79 mi) ↑ N Akushinskiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Dakhadayevskiy Rayon Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
132 km (82 mi) ↑ N Kubachi Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
139 km (86 mi) ↑ N Kishcha Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia
140 km (87 mi) ↑ N Urkarakh Republic of Dagestan 🇷🇺 Russia

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 1 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
53 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Mingechevir Hydro 402.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 1 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck 30 km NE of Q?rm?z? Samux, Azerbaijan on July 27, 2022 23:48:22. These types were Hydro 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.

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 4.1 Earthquake Struck 30 km NE of Q?rm?z? Samux, Azerbaijan on July 27, 2022 23:48:22
Date and Time
2022-07-27 23:48:22 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
1 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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