Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck 36 km ESE of Doğubayazıt, Turkey on April 11, 2023 10:30:49

Last Updated: 2023-06-17 21:36:46

On April 11, 2023 10:30:49 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale hit 36 km ESE of Doğubayazıt, Turkey. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 44.480° and latitude 39.420°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on April 11, 2023 10:30:49 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 Maku in West Azarbaijan, Iran, located 8 kilometers or 5 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Bazargan (West Azarbaijan, Iran) located 9 km (6 mi) ↙ SW and Doğubayazıt (Ağrı, Turkey) located 36 km (22 mi) ← W 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
8 km (5 mi) → E Maku West Azarbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
9 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Bazargan West Azarbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
36 km (22 mi) ← W Doğubayazıt Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Sharur City Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Heydarabad Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Sedarak Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Armash Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Noyakert Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Surenavan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
48 km (29 mi) ↑ N Yeghegnavan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Ararat Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Aralık Iğdır 🇹🇷 Turkey
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Avshar Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Lusarrat Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Aygavan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Vosketap’ Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Aralez Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Sisavan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Goravan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Shahumyan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Vedi Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Artashat Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Aygezard Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Aygepat Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Vostan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Mrgavan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Dalar Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Berk’anush Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Burastan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Verin Artashat Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Dimitrov Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Norashen Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Aygestan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Byuravan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
67 km (42 mi) ↑ N Verin Dvin Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
67 km (42 mi) ↑ N Mrganush Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
67 km (41 mi) ↑ N Mrgavet Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
67 km (41 mi) ↑ N Dvin Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Noramarg Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Hovtashen Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
67 km (42 mi) ↑ N Nshavan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Merkez Iğdır 🇹🇷 Turkey
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Arevabuyr Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Jrahovit Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
69 km (42 mi) ↑ N Getazat Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
69 km (42 mi) ↑ N Arevshat Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
70 km (43 mi) ← W Diyadin Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
70 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Marmarashen Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Abovyan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Jrashen Yerevan 🇦🇲 Armenia
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Masis Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Sis Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Arak’s Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Margara Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Haykashen Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Sayat’-Nova Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Bardzrashen Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Arazap’ Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Nizami Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Zorak Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
75 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Yeraskhahun Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Gay Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
75 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Dashtavan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Aknashen Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Norabats’ Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Darakert Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Hovtashat Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Apaga Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW P’shatavan Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Hayanist Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Ghukasavan Ararat Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Argavand Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Tandzut Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Griboyedov Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Janfida Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Yeghegnut Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Arevashat Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
80 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Arbat’ Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
80 km (50 mi) ↑ N Garrni Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Geghanist Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Voskehat Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Aygeshat Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Argavand Yerevan 🇦🇲 Armenia
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Musalerr Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Nalbandyan Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
82 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Khoronk’ Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Taronik Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Arevik Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
83 km (51 mi) ↑ N Goght’ Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Getashen Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Artimet Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Ptghunk’ Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Nor Armavir Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Yerevan Yerevan 🇦🇲 Armenia
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Vagharshapat Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Shenavan Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Merdzavan Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Alashkert Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
85 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Aknalich Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Aygek Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Bambakashat Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Tsaghkunk’ Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Metsamor Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Arshaluys Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Baghramyan Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Mrgashat Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
86 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Hovtamej Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Tsiatsan Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Norakert Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Arabkir Yerevan 🇦🇲 Armenia
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Geghakert Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Dzoraghbyur Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Sardarapat Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
88 km (54 mi) ← W Karakoyunlu Iğdır 🇹🇷 Turkey
88 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Mayisyan Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Lenughi Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Armavir Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
90 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Doghs Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
91 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Gmbet’ Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Aghavnatun Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Sasunik Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N K’anak’erravan Yerevan 🇦🇲 Armenia
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Prroshyan Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
93 km (57 mi) ↑ N Ptghni Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
93 km (57 mi) ↑ N Balahovit Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
93 km (58 mi) ↑ N Aramus Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
93 km (58 mi) ↑ N Mayakovski Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Oshakan Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Lukashin Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Abovyan Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Akunk’ Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Zarr Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Nor Gyugh Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
96 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Voskevaz Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
96 km (60 mi) ↑ N Kotayk’ Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
96 km (59 mi) ↑ N Mrgashen Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Myasnikyan Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
98 km (61 mi) ← W Tuzluca Iğdır 🇹🇷 Turkey
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Ashtarak Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
98 km (60 mi) ↑ N Arzni Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
98 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Nor Yerznka Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
99 km (62 mi) ↑ N Byureghavan Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Nor Geghi Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Yeghvard Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Kosh Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Karbi Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Kaputan Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Dalarik Armavir Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Byurakan Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Ushi Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
104 km (64 mi) ↑ N Zoravan Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Argel Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Agarakavan Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Fantan Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
112 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Ashnak Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
114 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Arteni Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Arzakan Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Buzhakan Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Bjni Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
117 km (72 mi) ↑ N Solak Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Shenavan Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
119 km (74 mi) ↖ NW T’alin Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
119 km (74 mi) ↑ N Lerrnanist Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
119 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Aragats Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Zovuni Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
122 km (75 mi) ↑ N Hrazdan Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Kasakh Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
125 km (77 mi) ↑ N Tsaghkadzor Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
128 km (79 mi) ↑ N Lchashen Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
128 km (80 mi) ↑ N Gagarin Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
130 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Aparan Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
130 km (81 mi) ↑ N Aghavnadzor Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
130 km (80 mi) ↑ N Zovaber Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Ddmashen Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Geghamavan Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Sevan Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Varser Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
132 km (82 mi) ↑ N Meghradzor Kotayk Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
133 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Dzit’hank’ov Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
135 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Lerrnakert Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
136 km (84 mi) ↖ NW Tsaghkahovit Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
137 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Pemzashen Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
138 km (86 mi) ↖ NW Maralik Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
138 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Hnaberd Aragatsotn Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
140 km (87 mi) ↖ NW P’ok’r Mant’ash Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
140 km (87 mi) ↖ NW Mets Mant’ash Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
140 km (87 mi) ↑ N Tsovagyugh Gegharkunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
142 km (88 mi) ↖ NW Arevshat Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
143 km (88 mi) ↖ NW Anushavan Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
143 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Spandaryan Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
146 km (90 mi) ↖ NW Meghrashen Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
146 km (91 mi) ↖ NW Horrom Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
146 km (90 mi) ↑ N Fioletovo Lori Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
147 km (91 mi) ↑ N Margahovit Lori Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
148 km (92 mi) ↖ NW Saratak Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
150 km (93 mi) ↑ N Dilijan Tavush Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
150 km (93 mi) ↑ N Shahumyan Lori Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
152 km (94 mi) ↖ NW Saramej Lori Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
154 km (96 mi) ↖ NW Arevik Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
154 km (96 mi) ↖ NW Yerazgavors Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
154 km (96 mi) ↖ NW Azatan Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
154 km (95 mi) ↖ NW Basen Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
156 km (97 mi) ↑ N Haghartsin Tavush Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
159 km (98 mi) ↖ NW Akhuryan Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
161 km (100 mi) ↖ NW Voskehask Shirak Region 🇦🇲 Armenia
164 km (102 mi) ↖ NW Akyaka Kars 🇹🇷 Turkey

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
77 km (47 mi) ↑ N Yerevan Gas 550.0 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↑ N New Yerevan Gas 271.0 MW
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Armenian-2 Nuclear 375.0 MW
123 km (76 mi) ↑ N Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade Hydro 561.0 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↑ 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 36 km ESE of Doğubayazıt, Turkey on April 11, 2023 10:30:49. 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 – Gal (cm/sec2) or g – 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 36 km ESE of Doğubayazıt, Turkey on April 11, 2023 10:30:49
Date and Time
2023-04-11 10:30:49 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.3 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
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