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Earthquake sequence in Western Turkey since February 6th 2017

Last update: 14 February 2017 at 11:45 UTC


An important seismic sequence started on the morning of Monday 6th, February 2017 in Western Turkey, south-west of the region of Canakkale, 20-30 km west of Ayvacik. Dozens of homes in at least five villages like in Yukarikoy have been damaged and five people were injured.

In one week, the EMSC has recorded:

Surprisingly, all epicenters are located very close to eachother, in a 20-30km wide area, near the city of Gülpınar. See map below.

Geographic distribution of all 967 seismic events in this area between the 6th and the 13th February 2017 Time distribution of all 967 seismic events in this area between the 6th and the 13th February 2017