Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Struck 24 km SE of Erci?, Turkey on April 03, 2020 05:44:26

Last Updated: 2020-06-21 00:54:48

On April 03, 2020 05:44:26 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.7 on the richter scale hit 24 km SE of Erci?, Turkey. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 43.523° and latitude 38.849°. According to documented reports 3 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on April 03, 2020 05:44:26 had a magnitude of 4.7 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 37 kilometers or 23 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Tuşba (Van, Turkey) located 39 km (24 mi) ↓ S and İpekyolu (Van, Turkey) located 42 km (26 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
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Erciş Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Tuşba Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S İpekyolu Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Edremit Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Gürpınar Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Adilcevaz Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Gevaş Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
71 km (44 mi) ← W Patnos Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
91 km (56 mi) ← W Malazgirt Muş 🇹🇷 Turkey
91 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Ahlat Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Çatak Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Bahçesaray Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
111 km (69 mi) ← W Bulanık Muş 🇹🇷 Turkey
114 km (71 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.

Disclaimer

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Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Struck 24 km SE of Erci?, Turkey on April 03, 2020 05:44:26
Date and Time
2020-04-03 05:44:26 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.7 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
3 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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