Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Struck 10 km WNW of Susuz, Turkey on September 27, 2022 14:43:39

Last Updated: 2022-12-03 22:02:29

On September 27, 2022 14:43:39 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.0 on the richter scale hit 10 km WNW of Susuz, Turkey. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 43.010° and latitude 40.813°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on September 27, 2022 14:43:39 had a magnitude of 4.0 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 Arpaçay in Kars, Turkey, located 26 kilometers or 16 miles ↗ NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Göle (Ardahan, Turkey) located 34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW and Çıldır (Ardahan, Turkey) located 37 km (23 mi) ↑ N of the epicenter.

In total, we found 31 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Arpaçay Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Göle Ardahan 🇹🇷 Turkey
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Çıldır Ardahan 🇹🇷 Turkey
41 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Merkez Ardahan 🇹🇷 Turkey
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Hanak Ardahan 🇹🇷 Turkey
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Damal Ardahan 🇹🇷 Turkey
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Ninotsminda Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
72 km (44 mi) ← W Şavşat Artvin 🇹🇷 Turkey
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Akhalk’alak’i Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
78 km (49 mi) ↑ N Asp’indzis Munitsip’alit’et’i Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Posof Ardahan 🇹🇷 Turkey
86 km (54 mi) ↑ N Aspindza Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Vale Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
91 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Akhaltsikhis Munitsip’alit’et’i Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
91 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Akhaltsikhe Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Adigeni Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Adigeni Municipality Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Dioknisi Adjara 🇬🇪 Georgia
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Khulo Adjara 🇬🇪 Georgia
112 km (70 mi) ↑ N Bakuriani Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Shuakhevi Adjara 🇬🇪 Georgia
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Tsaghveri Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
120 km (74 mi) ↑ N Borjomi Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
130 km (81 mi) ↑ N Akhaldaba Samtskhe-Javakheti 🇬🇪 Georgia
132 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Baghdatis Munitsip’alit’et’i Imereti 🇬🇪 Georgia
135 km (84 mi) ↑ N Kharagauli Imereti 🇬🇪 Georgia
142 km (88 mi) ↑ N Surami Shida Kartli 🇬🇪 Georgia
142 km (88 mi) ↑ N Shorapani Imereti 🇬🇪 Georgia
144 km (89 mi) ↑ N Zestap’oni Imereti 🇬🇪 Georgia
146 km (91 mi) ↖ NW Vani Imereti 🇬🇪 Georgia
159 km (98 mi) ↖ NW Samtredia Imereti 🇬🇪 Georgia

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 2 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
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Chitakhevi Hydroelectric Power Plant Georgia Hydro 21.0 MW
151 km (93 mi) ↖ NW Vartsikhe Cascade Hydroelectric Power Plants Georgia Hydro 256.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 1 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.0 earthquake that struck 10 km WNW of Susuz, Turkey on September 27, 2022 14:43:39. 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 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.


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.


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 4.0 Earthquake Struck 10 km WNW of Susuz, Turkey on September 27, 2022 14:43:39
Date and Time
2022-09-27 14:43:39 (UTC)
4.0 Magnitude (richter scle)
10.0 km
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