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

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)….

Damaging earthquake swarm shaking Western Turkey

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…

Magnitude 5.7 aftershock hits near Van, Turkey

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…

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

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…

Deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Van, eastern  Turkey

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,

Swarm of earthquakes shakes Turkey

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…