M 5.7 in Turkey on 26 Sep 2019 10:59 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1188337
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.7M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 40.89 , 28.1727
Event Date: 26 Sep 2019 10:59 UTC
26 Sep 2019 13:59 Local
Exposed Population: 13360000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 27 Sep 2019 11:03 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 3.2 (Turkey)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.3 0.3
us70005lkl Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap 0  
  C2 shakemap 0  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
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Turkey - Earthquake (ECHO 27 Sep 2019)Fri, 27 Sep 2019 13:00

  • An earthquake of 5.7 M at a depth of 10 km occurred in the Sea of Marmara on 26 September at 10.59 UTC. The epicentre was approximately 21 km south of Silivri City (Marmara Region, Istanbul Province), and 69 km south-west of Istanbul City.
  • Two significant aftershocks of 4.4 and 4.3 M have been recorded. USGS PAGER estimates that up to 123,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, as of 27 September, eight people have been slightly injured and some buildings have been damaged. In addition, media report the collapse of the top section of a minaret at the central mosque of Istanbul in the Avcilar District.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),