Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 18 km SSE of Hats’avan, Armenia on January 07, 2015 23:00:58

Last Updated: 2023-02-02 13:01:22

On January 07, 2015 23:00:58 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale hit 18 km SSE of Hats’avan, Armenia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 46.022° and latitude 39.307°. 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 January 07, 2015 23:00:58 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 Ordubad Rayon in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan, located 26 kilometers or 16 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Dzorastan (Syunik Province, Armenia) located 29 km (18 mi) → E and Julfa Rayon (Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan) located 34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 41 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Ordubad Rayon Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
29 km (18 mi) → E Dzorastan Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Julfa Rayon Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
34 km (21 mi) → E Kapan Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Sumbatan-diza Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Ordubad Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Yaycı Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Siahrood East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Meghri Syunik Province 🇦🇲 Armenia
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Deste Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
51 km (32 mi) ↓ S Culfa Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Tazakend Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
52 km (32 mi) ← W Cahri Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Jolfa East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Nakhchivan Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Hadishahr East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Kharvana East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
81 km (50 mi) ← W Poldasht West Azarbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Varzeqān East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Zonouz East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
90 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Nazok-e Olya West Azarbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
93 km (57 mi) ↓ S Yamchi East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
97 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Qarahziyaeddin West Azarbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
97 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Evogli West Azarbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Benab e Marand East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Marand East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
100 km (62 mi) ↙ SW Chaypareh West Azarbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Koshksaray East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Soufian East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Sis East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Tasuj East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S Dizaj Diz West Azarbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S Shabestar East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Khamaneh East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
130 km (81 mi) ↓ S Koozehkonan East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
133 km (83 mi) ↓ S Vaighan East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
133 km (83 mi) ↓ S Shendabad East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Sharafkhaneh East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
138 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Tabriz East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
142 km (88 mi) ↘ SE Sardroud East Azerbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran
170 km (105 mi) ↓ S Qushchi West Azarbaijan 🇮🇷 Iran

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 3 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
138 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Sufian Gas 150.0 MW
138 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Tabriz Petroshimi Gas 70.0 MW
144 km (89 mi) ↘ SE Tabriz Gas 987.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 1 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck 18 km SSE of Hats’avan, Armenia on January 07, 2015 23:00:58. These types were Gas 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.

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.


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 18 km SSE of Hats’avan, Armenia on January 07, 2015 23:00:58
Date and Time
2015-01-07 23:00:58 (UTC)
4.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
10.0 km
1 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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