Latest earthquakes near İstanbul, Türkiye today

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List of latest earthquakes near İstanbul.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 15, 2024 22:58
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 235 km E
from Istanbul
Apr 13, 2024 23:49
(Istanbul)
M 3.2 155 km S
from Istanbul
Apr 13, 2024 15:45
(Istanbul)
M 2.1 257 km WSW
from Istanbul
Apr 13, 2024 06:31
(Istanbul)
M 2.1 67 km S
from Istanbul
Apr 13, 2024 00:59
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 219 km SSW
from Istanbul
Apr 12, 2024 13:20
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 176 km E
from Istanbul
Apr 12, 2024 05:53
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 293 km ENE
from Umraniye
Apr 11, 2024 21:32
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 231 km SSE
from Istanbul
Apr 11, 2024 21:09
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 292 km SW
from Esenyurt
Apr 11, 2024 19:39
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 296 km SW
from Esenyurt
Apr 11, 2024 18:34
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 296 km SW
from Esenyurt
Apr 11, 2024 17:03
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 294 km SW
from Esenyurt
Apr 11, 2024 16:56
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 50 km SW
from Istanbul
Apr 11, 2024 16:29
(Istanbul)
M 2.6 188 km SW
from Istanbul
Apr 11, 2024 15:45
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 299 km SW
from Esenyurt
Apr 11, 2024 15:38
(Istanbul)
M 3.3 297 km SW
from Esenyurt
Apr 11, 2024 15:33
(Istanbul)
M 2.1 295 km SW
from Esenyurt
Apr 11, 2024 14:57
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 293 km SW
from Esenyurt
Apr 11, 2024 14:45
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 255 km SW
from Istanbul
Apr 11, 2024 12:18
(Istanbul)
M 2.5 238 km SSW
from Istanbul
Apr 10, 2024 02:52
(Istanbul)
M 2.1 298 km SW
from Esenyurt
Apr 9, 2024 23:43
(Istanbul)
M 2.5 177 km E
from Istanbul
Apr 9, 2024 21:03
(Istanbul)
M 2.4 254 km ESE
from Istanbul
Apr 9, 2024 19:44
(Istanbul)
M 2.4 245 km SSE
from Istanbul
Apr 9, 2024 15:24
(Istanbul)
M 2.4 65 km SSE
from Istanbul

Map of Latest Earthquakes near İstanbul

İstanbul Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
23 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.3
Apr 15, 2024 22:58

Average

A total of 239 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of İstanbul, Türkiye in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 23 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near İstanbul roughly every 15 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near İstanbul in 2017. A total of 54 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of İstanbul that year. The strongest had a 5.3 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of İstanbul with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of İstanbul in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near İstanbul during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near İstanbul (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 223 93.31%
Mag. 5 15 6.28%
Mag. 6 1 0.42%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near İstanbul

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.1
On Nov 23, 2022 04:08.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.6
On Aug 17, 1999 03:01.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near İstanbul occurred on Nov 23, 2022 04:08 local time (Europe/Istanbul timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.1 and struck 172 kilometers (107 mi) east of Istanbul, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near İstanbul in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.6 earthquake struck on Aug 17, 1999 03:01, 82 kilometers (51 mi) east of Istanbul. It is the strongest earthquake near İstanbul in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near İstanbul, Türkiye in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from İstanbul.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near İstanbul.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 23, 2022 04:08
(Istanbul)
M 6.1 172 km E
from Istanbul
Sep 26, 2019 13:59
(Istanbul)
M 5.7 68 km W
from Istanbul
Jan 22, 2020 22:22
(Istanbul)
M 5.6 236 km SSW
from Istanbul
Feb 12, 2017 16:48
(Istanbul)
M 5.3 289 km WSW
from Istanbul
Feb 7, 2017 05:24
(Istanbul)
M 5.3 293 km SW
from Istanbul
Feb 6, 2017 06:51
(Istanbul)
M 5.3 291 km WSW
from Istanbul
Feb 6, 2017 13:58
(Istanbul)
M 5.2 292 km SW
from Istanbul
Jun 26, 2020 10:21
(Istanbul)
M 5.2 266 km SSW
from Istanbul
Feb 20, 2019 21:23
(Istanbul)
M 5.1 261 km SW
from Istanbul
May 27, 2017 18:53
(Istanbul)
M 5.1 267 km SSW
from Istanbul

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near İstanbul

Earthquakes by city in İstanbul

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in İstanbul, Türkiye.

Use this regional İstanbul earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Eminönü, Silivri, Kavaklı, güngören merter, Merter Keresteciler, Mimarsinan, Gürpınar, Yakuplu, Tepecik and Çatalca.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near İstanbul.

When was the last earthquake in İstanbul, Türkiye?

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit near İstanbul on the evening of April 15, 2024 at 22:58 local time (Europe/Istanbul). The center of this earthquake was located 235km east of Istanbul at a depth of 6km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near İstanbul, Türkiye in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near İstanbul, Türkiye?

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit near İstanbul on the night of August 17, 1999 at 03:01 local time (Europe/Istanbul). The center of this earthquake was located 82km east-southeast of Istanbul at a depth of 17km under water in the Sea Of Marchmara. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near İstanbul since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near İstanbul, Türkiye?

In the past 10 years, 239 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from İstanbul. This averages to 24 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 15 days.