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: About 66000 people in MMI VI
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) 1.32  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.77  
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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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Latest media headlines

Articles: 115 | About casualties: 39 | Last hour: 0

Opposition Istanbul mayor says not invited to govt quake meetingMon, 30 Sep 2019 04:50:00 +0200.

Istanbul's opposition mayor Ekrem Imamoglu on Sunday claimed he was not invited to a meeting about measures to be taken after Turkey's largest city was hit by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake this week. ISTANBUL — Istanbul's opposition mayor Ekr
Istanbul’s opposition mayor says he was not invited to government eart ... Sun, 29 Sep 2019 23:31:00 +0200.

Istanbul's opposition mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, on Sunday said he was not invited to a meeting about measures to be taken after Turkey's biggest city was hit by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake last week. The earthquake jolted the 15 million-strong
2,864 earthquake assembly areas in Istanbul: AFAD headSun, 29 Sep 2019 17:06:00 +0200.

ANKARA There are 2,864 in Istanbul, Mehmet Güllüoğlu, the head of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority ( AFAD ), said, in the aftermath of the 5.8-magnitude quake that struck the city on Sept. 26. These assembly areas consist of park
Magnitude 4 earthquake jolts southwest TurkeySun, 29 Sep 2019 12:48:00 +0200.

4-magnitude earthquake hits southwest Turkey off Mediterranean coast at 0750GMT, felt in Marmaris district. A magnitude 4 earthquake shook southwestern Turkey on Sunday, according to the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authorit

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (41), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),