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Strong and shallow M5.8 earthquake hits western Turkey

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit western Turkey at 11:25 UTC (14:25 LT) on August 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (4.3 miles). The quake was preceded by M4.3...

August 08, 2019

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Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits western Turkey, numerous aftershocks shaking the region

A shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M5.7 hit western Turkey at 06:34 UTC (09:34 local time) on March 20, 2019 at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). USGS is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). 100 aftershocks with magnitudes from 2.0 to 4.4 were...

March 20, 2019

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Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured

A strong and damaging M 5.2 earthquake struck near Samsat, Turkey at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, 2018, causing significant damage and injuring at least 39 people. The earthquake was registered by the USGS as M5.2 and the agency is reporting a depth of...

April 24, 2018

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Turkey hit by 28 002 earthquakes during the first 8 months of 2017

During the first eight months of the year, Turkey has been hit by 28 002 earthquakes, making this year well on the way to be most seismically active since reliable records began. Notable uptick started in June with 4 243 earthquakes and continued in July with 4 349...

August 30, 2017

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Deadly M6.7 earthquake hits Greece - Turkey border region, triggers a tsunami

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Dodecanese Islands, Greece - western Turkey border region at 22:31 UTC on July 20, 2017 (01:31 local time, July 21), triggering a small tsunami. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

July 21, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Turkey - Greece border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC hit near the coast of western Turkey (Turkey - Greece border region) at 12:28 UTC on June 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10.4 km (6.4 miles)....

June 12, 2017

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Damaging earthquake swarm shaking Western Turkey

A series of shallow and damaging earthquakes are shaking the tip of the Biga Peninsula in Western Turkey this month. The sequence includes four damaging M5+ earthquakes in which over 350 buildings sustained extensive damage. The quakes are occurring at the...

February 12, 2017

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Magnitude 5.7 aftershock hits near Van, Turkey

The already hard hit Van-Ercis area was hit by another earthquake/aftershock during the evening of November 9, 2011. According to the EMSC, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit area of Van with epicenter 12 km (19 miles) SW of Van at a depth of 6 km (5.8 miles). USGS also...

November 10, 2011

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Over 600 dead after M7.2 earthquake hits Van, Turkey

Unfortunately, yesterday was the last day for search and rescue in the region. Work will then begin on demolishing, recovery and rebuilding. It is thus unlikely that the number of people rescued will increase above 188. The death toll has passed 600 and is now at...

October 31, 2011

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Deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Van, eastern Turkey

Very strong 7-2 earthquake struck 16 km (9 miles) NNE of Van, 118 km (73 miles) N of Hakkari, 127 km (78 miles) SSE of Agri (Karakose), Turkey (38.628°N, 43.486°E) at depth of 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program. The earthquake was felt in Syria, Iran,

October 23, 2011

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Swarm of earthquakes shakes Turkey

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake partially collapsed buildings in western Turkey on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 70, according to authorities.Close to a hundred aftershocks have followed a M5.9 earthquake. Turkey is the fulcrum point of...

May 22, 2011