Nov 23, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:2km) in Turkey at 11/23/2016 12:14:37 PM

Green Earthquake in Turkey


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:2km
  • 23 Nov 2016 12:14:37 UTC
  • 1122880 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 2 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 38.47, 43.89
  • Time (UTC): 23 Nov 2016 12:14:37
  • Time (ECT): 23 Nov 2016 13:14:37

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inTurkey, Province of Van (population 691,928). The nearest places are Akgöl (0km), Cevizalan (11km), Hasamiyan (12km), Gültepe (13km), Çardak (13km), and 66 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Van (runway 9000ft, 48km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 780000 people 44
50 km 210000 people 26
20 km 34000 people 27
10 km 5300 people 17



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