Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake Hit in Central Turkey

- Time: 2024-04-18 at 15:11:25 UTC
             2024-04-18 at 18:11:25 Istanbul
- Location: 40.05° LAT, 36.02° LON
- Magnitude: mw5.6
- Depth: 7 km
- Focal mechanism: Strike Slip
- Provider: EMSC, CMT


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Central Turkey.

The earthquake occurred in an area where we announced HIGH-INCREASED seismic hazard exposure (orange-yellow alert) in our latest weekly earthquake forecast for the Euro-Mediterranean region, on April 15, 2024, available here.


Picture 2: Latest earthquake forecast for the Euro-Mediterranean region, posted on April 15, 2024.

Quantectum’s Macroseismic Intensity map indicates that the earthquake reached level “VII” macroseismic intensity, which was associated with VERY STRONG shaking and moderate damage to the infrastructure. Potentially exposed cities were Sulusaray (pop. 4,000), Kadışehri (pop. 6,000), Artova (pop. 6,000), Zile (pop. 56,000), Akdağmadeni (pop. 23,000), Turhal (pop. 111,000), Tokat (pop. 130,000), Amasya (pop. 115,000), Sivas (pop. 264,000), Yozgat (pop. 88,000), Çorum (pop. 270,000), Samsun (pop. 394,000), Kayseri (pop. 1,200,000), and Fatsa (pop. 82,000).


Picture 3: Macroseismic Intensity map for the magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Central Turkey.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far and no particular alert was issued.

 

* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

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