Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Struck 23 km SSE of Erci?, Turkey on December 14, 2020 21:58:46

Last Updated: 2021-02-20 16:12:06

On December 14, 2020 21:58:46 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.7 on the richter scale hit 23 km SSE of Erci?, Turkey. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 43.462° and latitude 38.831°. According to documented reports 2 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on December 14, 2020 21:58:46 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 Tuşba in Van, Turkey, located 35 kilometers or 22 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Erciş (Van, Turkey) located 37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW and İpekyolu (Van, Turkey) located 39 km (24 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
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Tuşba Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Erciş Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S İpekyolu Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Edremit Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Gürpınar Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Adilcevaz Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
67 km (42 mi) ↓ S Gevaş Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
68 km (42 mi) ← W Patnos Ağrı 🇹🇷 Turkey
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Ahlat Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
87 km (54 mi) ← W Malazgirt Muş 🇹🇷 Turkey
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Çatak Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Bahçesaray Van 🇹🇷 Turkey
106 km (66 mi) ← W Bulanık Muş 🇹🇷 Turkey
109 km (67 mi) ↙ SW Tatvan Bitlis 🇹🇷 Turkey
113 km (70 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 4.7 Earthquake Struck 23 km SSE of Erci?, Turkey on December 14, 2020 21:58:46
Date and Time
2020-12-14 21:58:46 (UTC)
4.7 Magnitude (richter scle)
10.0 km
2 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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