Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck 12 km NNE of Diyadin, Turkey on August 19, 2012 23:08:22

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:48:36

On August 19, 2012 23:08:22 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale hit 12 km NNE of Diyadin, Turkey. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 3.5 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 43.722ยฐ and latitude 39.644ยฐ. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on August 19, 2012 23:08:22 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 Diyadin in AฤŸrฤฑ, Turkey, located 12 kilometers or 7 miles โ†“ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Karakoyunlu (IฤŸdฤฑr, Turkey) located 26 km (16 mi) โ†– NW and DoฤŸubayazฤฑt (AฤŸrฤฑ, Turkey) located 32 km (20 mi) โ†’ E 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
12 km (7 mi) โ†“ S Diyadin AฤŸrฤฑ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
26 km (16 mi) โ†– NW Karakoyunlu IฤŸdฤฑr ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
32 km (20 mi) โ†’ E DoฤŸubayazฤฑt AฤŸrฤฑ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
41 km (25 mi) โ†‘ N Merkez IฤŸdฤฑr ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
44 km (27 mi) โ†– NW Tuzluca IฤŸdฤฑr ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
48 km (30 mi) โ†‘ N Getashen Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
49 km (30 mi) โ†‘ N Shenavan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
51 km (32 mi) โ†‘ N Janfida Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
51 km (32 mi) โ†‘ N Nalbandyan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
52 km (32 mi) โ†‘ N Pโ€™shatavan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
54 km (33 mi) โ†‘ N Nor Armavir Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
55 km (34 mi) โ†‘ N Aygeshat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
56 km (34 mi) โ†‘ N Tandzut Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
56 km (34 mi) โ†‘ N Argavand Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
57 km (35 mi) โ†‘ N Arazapโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
57 km (35 mi) โ†‘ N Lenughi Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
57 km (35 mi) โ†‘ N Bambakashat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
58 km (36 mi) โ†‘ N Margara Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
58 km (36 mi) โ†‘ N Alashkert Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
59 km (37 mi) โ†‘ N Arevik Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
59 km (37 mi) โ†‘ N Sardarapat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
61 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Myasnikyan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
62 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Mrgashat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
62 km (39 mi) โ†‘ N Armavir Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
62 km (38 mi) โ†‘ N Yeghegnut Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
62 km (38 mi) โ†’ E Bazargan West Azarbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran
63 km (39 mi) โ†‘ N Yeraskhahun Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
65 km (40 mi) โ†‘ N Metsamor Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
65 km (40 mi) โ†‘ N Lukashin Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
65 km (40 mi) โ†‘ N Mayisyan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
66 km (41 mi) โ†‘ N Dalarik Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
67 km (41 mi) โ†— NE Arakโ€™s Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
67 km (42 mi) โ†‘ N Aknalich Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
67 km (42 mi) โ†‘ N Apaga Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
68 km (42 mi) โ†‘ N Taronik Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
69 km (42 mi) โ†— NE Haykashen Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
69 km (43 mi) โ†‘ N Aknashen Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
69 km (43 mi) โ†— NE Gay Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
70 km (43 mi) โ†‘ N Khoronkโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
70 km (43 mi) โ†‘ N Griboyedov Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
71 km (44 mi) โ†‘ N Arshaluys Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
72 km (45 mi) โ†— NE Aralฤฑk IฤŸdฤฑr ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
72 km (45 mi) โ†‘ N Artimet Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
72 km (45 mi) โ†‘ N Arteni Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
73 km (45 mi) โ†— NE Noramarg Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
73 km (45 mi) โ†— NE Sis Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
73 km (45 mi) โ†— NE Hovtashat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
74 km (46 mi) โ†‘ N Geghakert Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
75 km (46 mi) โ†— NE Masis Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
75 km (47 mi) โ†‘ N Tsaghkunkโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
75 km (46 mi) โ†— NE Sayatโ€™-Nova Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
75 km (47 mi) โ†— NE Zorak Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
75 km (47 mi) โ†‘ N Vagharshapat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
75 km (46 mi) โ†— NE Hovtashen Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
75 km (47 mi) โ†‘ N Voskehat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
75 km (46 mi) โ†‘ N Hovtamej Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
76 km (47 mi) โ†— NE Burastan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
76 km (47 mi) โ†— NE Nizami Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
76 km (47 mi) โ†‘ N Tsiatsan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
76 km (47 mi) โ†— NE Dashtavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
77 km (48 mi) โ†— NE Mrgavet Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
77 km (47 mi) โ†— NE Hayanist Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
77 km (48 mi) โ†— NE Berkโ€™anush Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
77 km (47 mi) โ†— NE Dimitrov Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
77 km (48 mi) โ†— NE Arevabuyr Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†— NE Artashat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†— NE Dalar Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†‘ N Arevashat Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†‘ N Ashnak Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†— NE Darakert Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†‘ N Gmbetโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†— NE Lusarrat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (49 mi) โ†— NE Marmarashen Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†’ E Maku West Azarbaijan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran
78 km (48 mi) โ†— NE Jrahovit Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
78 km (48 mi) โ†— NE Mrgavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†— NE Norabatsโ€™ Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†‘ N Musalerr Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†‘ N Ptghunkโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†‘ N Doghs Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†— NE Yeghegnavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†— NE Shahumyan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†— NE Byuravan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†‘ N Aghavnatun Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
79 km (49 mi) โ†— NE Vostan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
80 km (49 mi) โ†— NE Ghukasavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
80 km (50 mi) โ†— NE Nshavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
80 km (49 mi) โ†— NE Arbatโ€™ Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
81 km (50 mi) โ†‘ N Norakert Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
81 km (50 mi) โ†— NE Jrashen Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
81 km (50 mi) โ†‘ N Agarakavan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
81 km (50 mi) โ†‘ N Kosh Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
81 km (50 mi) โ†— NE Aygestan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
82 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Aygepat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
82 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Arevshat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
82 km (51 mi) โ†‘ N Baghramyan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
82 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Aygezard Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
82 km (51 mi) โ†‘ N Aygek Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
82 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Geghanist Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
83 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Abovyan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
83 km (51 mi) โ†‘ N Merdzavan Armavir Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
83 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Avshar Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
83 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Vosketapโ€™ Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
83 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Mrganush Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
83 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Noyakert Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
83 km (52 mi) โ†— NE Verin Artashat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
83 km (51 mi) โ†— NE Argavand Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
84 km (52 mi) โ†‘ N Tโ€™alin Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
84 km (52 mi) โ†— NE Aygavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
84 km (52 mi) โ†— NE Aralez Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
84 km (52 mi) โ†— NE Getazat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
84 km (52 mi) โ†— NE Norashen Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
84 km (52 mi) โ†— NE Dvin Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
85 km (53 mi) โ†‘ N Sasunik Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
85 km (53 mi) โ†— NE Sisavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
85 km (53 mi) โ†‘ N Voskevaz Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
85 km (53 mi) โ†‘ N Oshakan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
85 km (53 mi) โ†— NE Verin Dvin Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
86 km (53 mi) โ†— NE Ararat Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
88 km (54 mi) โ†— NE Bardzrashen Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
89 km (55 mi) โ†‘ N Prroshyan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
90 km (56 mi) โ†‘ N Byurakan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
90 km (56 mi) โ†‘ N Ashtarak Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
90 km (56 mi) โ†— NE Yerevan Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
90 km (56 mi) โ†— NE Vedi Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
91 km (56 mi) โ†— NE Arabkir Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
91 km (56 mi) โ†— NE Goravan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
91 km (56 mi) โ†— NE Surenavan Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
92 km (57 mi) โ†‘ N Nor Yerznka Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
94 km (58 mi) โ†‘ N Karbi Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
94 km (58 mi) โ†— NE Armash Ararat Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
95 km (59 mi) โ†‘ N Ushi Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
96 km (59 mi) โ†— NE Kโ€™anakโ€™erravan Yerevan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
96 km (59 mi) โ†‘ N Dzitโ€™hankโ€™ov Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
96 km (60 mi) โ†— NE Heydarabad Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan
99 km (62 mi) โ†‘ N Yeghvard Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
99 km (62 mi) โ†— NE Sedarak Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan
100 km (62 mi) โ†— NE Ptghni Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
100 km (62 mi) โ†‘ N Mrgashen Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
100 km (62 mi) โ†— NE Dzoraghbyur Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
101 km (62 mi) โ†— NE Balahovit Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
101 km (62 mi) โ†— NE Garrni Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
103 km (64 mi) โ†‘ N Lerrnakert Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
103 km (64 mi) โ†— NE Mayakovski Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
104 km (64 mi) โ†‘ N Maralik Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
104 km (64 mi) โ†— NE Arzni Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
104 km (65 mi) โ†— NE Aramus Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
104 km (64 mi) โ†‘ N Zoravan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
104 km (64 mi) โ†— NE Abovyan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
105 km (65 mi) โ†— NE Nor Gyugh Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
105 km (65 mi) โ†‘ N Byureghavan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
105 km (65 mi) โ†‘ N Nor Geghi Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
105 km (65 mi) โ†— NE Goghtโ€™ Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
106 km (66 mi) โ†— NE Kotaykโ€™ Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
106 km (66 mi) โ†‘ N Pemzashen Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
107 km (66 mi) โ†— NE Akunkโ€™ Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
108 km (67 mi) โ†‘ N Aragats Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
108 km (67 mi) โ†‘ N Shenavan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
108 km (67 mi) โ†’ E Sharur City Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan
109 km (68 mi) โ†— NE Zarr Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
110 km (68 mi) โ†‘ N Argel Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
112 km (70 mi) โ†‘ N Buzhakan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
112 km (69 mi) โ†— NE Kaputan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
113 km (70 mi) โ†‘ N Horrom Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
114 km (70 mi) โ†‘ N Anushavan Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
114 km (71 mi) โ†‘ N Mets Mantโ€™ash Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
114 km (70 mi) โ†‘ N Pโ€™okโ€™r Mantโ€™ash Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
114 km (70 mi) โ†‘ N Zovuni Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
114 km (71 mi) โ†‘ N Saratak Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
115 km (71 mi) โ†‘ N Arevshat Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
115 km (71 mi) โ†‘ N Spandaryan Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
115 km (71 mi) โ†‘ N Kasakh Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
116 km (72 mi) โ†‘ N Meghrashen Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
116 km (72 mi) โ†‘ N Yerazgavors Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
116 km (72 mi) โ†‘ N Hnaberd Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
117 km (72 mi) โ†‘ N Arzakan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
117 km (72 mi) โ†‘ N Fantan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
118 km (73 mi) โ†‘ N Tsaghkahovit Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
118 km (73 mi) โ†‘ N Aparan Aragatsotn Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
119 km (74 mi) โ†‘ N Azatan Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
120 km (74 mi) โ†‘ N Bjni Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
122 km (76 mi) โ†– NW Akyaka Kars ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey
123 km (76 mi) โ†‘ N Arevik Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
123 km (76 mi) โ†‘ N Solak Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
124 km (77 mi) โ†‘ N Voskehask Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
125 km (78 mi) โ†‘ N Basen Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
127 km (79 mi) โ†‘ N Akhuryan Shirak Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
129 km (80 mi) โ†‘ N Lerrnanist Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
130 km (80 mi) โ†‘ N Hrazdan Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
130 km (80 mi) โ†‘ N Tsaghkadzor Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
132 km (82 mi) โ†‘ N Saramej Lori Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
133 km (82 mi) โ†‘ N Aghavnadzor Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
133 km (82 mi) โ†‘ N Meghradzor Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
137 km (85 mi) โ†‘ N Zovaber Kotayk Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
139 km (86 mi) โ†‘ N Gagarin Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
139 km (86 mi) โ†‘ N Ddmashen Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
141 km (87 mi) โ†— NE Lchashen Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
142 km (88 mi) โ†‘ N Geghamavan Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
143 km (88 mi) โ†‘ N Varser Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
143 km (89 mi) โ†‘ N Shahumyan Lori Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
144 km (89 mi) โ†— NE Sevan Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
146 km (91 mi) โ†‘ N Fioletovo Lori Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
146 km (90 mi) โ†‘ N Margahovit Lori Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
152 km (94 mi) โ†‘ N Tsovagyugh Gegharkunik Province ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
155 km (96 mi) โ†‘ N Dilijan Tavush Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia
164 km (102 mi) โ†‘ N Haghartsin Tavush Region ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia

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
69 km (43 mi) โ†‘ N Armenian-2 Nuclear 375.0 MW
84 km (52 mi) โ†— NE New Yerevan Gas 271.0 MW
84 km (52 mi) โ†— NE Yerevan Gas 550.0 MW
130 km (81 mi) โ†‘ N Sevan-Hrazdan Cascade Hydro 561.0 MW
134 km (83 mi) โ†‘ 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 12 km NNE of Diyadin, Turkey on August 19, 2012 23:08:22. 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 โ€“ Gal (cm/sec2) or g โ€“ 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 12 km NNE of Diyadin, Turkey on August 19, 2012 23:08:22
Date and Time
2012-08-19 23:08:22 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.3 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
3.5 km
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