Latest earthquakes near Istanbul, İstanbul today

Complete overview of the latest earthquakes near Istanbul, İstanbul, Türkiye, updated every minute. Did you feel an earthquake today in Istanbul? If an earthquake is happening right now near Istanbul (also known as İstanbul), it will show up within minutes.

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List of latest earthquakes near Istanbul.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 17, 2024 07:09
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 181 km WSW
from Istanbul
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 11, 2024 21:32
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 231 km SSE
from Istanbul
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 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 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
Apr 9, 2024 01:10
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 207 km S
from Istanbul
Apr 7, 2024 16:07
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 201 km SW
from Istanbul
Apr 7, 2024 12:03
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 183 km WSW
from Istanbul
Apr 7, 2024 10:14
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 208 km S
from Istanbul
Apr 7, 2024 07:22
(Istanbul)
M 3.0 181 km WSW
from Istanbul
Apr 6, 2024 22:24
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 248 km ESE
from Istanbul
Apr 6, 2024 04:07
(Istanbul)
M 2.1 282 km SSW
from Istanbul
Apr 5, 2024 19:38
(Istanbul)
M 2.1 225 km WSW
from Istanbul
Apr 5, 2024 17:15
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 256 km ESE
from Istanbul

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Istanbul

Istanbul Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
22 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.3
Apr 17, 2024 07:09

Average

A total of 224 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Istanbul, İstanbul in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 22 earthquakes per year, or 1 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Istanbul roughly every 16 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Istanbul in 2017. A total of 51 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Istanbul that year. The strongest had a 5.3 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Istanbul in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Istanbul 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 Istanbul (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 208 92.86%
Mag. 5 15 6.7%
Mag. 6 1 0.45%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Istanbul

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 Istanbul 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 Istanbul 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 Istanbul 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 Istanbul, İstanbul 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 Istanbul.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Istanbul.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
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 6, 2017 06:51
(Istanbul)
M 5.3 291 km WSW
from Istanbul
Feb 7, 2017 05:24
(Istanbul)
M 5.3 293 km SW
from Istanbul
Feb 12, 2017 16:48
(Istanbul)
M 5.3 289 km WSW
from Istanbul
Jun 26, 2020 10:21
(Istanbul)
M 5.2 266 km SSW
from Istanbul
Feb 6, 2017 13:58
(Istanbul)
M 5.2 292 km SW
from Istanbul
May 27, 2017 18:53
(Istanbul)
M 5.1 267 km SSW
from Istanbul
Feb 20, 2019 21:23
(Istanbul)
M 5.1 261 km SW
from Istanbul

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Istanbul

Nearest earthquakes from Istanbul

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Istanbul, İstanbul. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Istanbul.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Nov 16, 2015 17:45
(Istanbul)
M 4.4 22 km SW
from Istanbul
Dec 17, 2023 23:53
(Istanbul)
M 4.2 33 km SSE
from Istanbul
Oct 10, 2019 19:52
(Istanbul)
M 4.3 39 km SE
from Istanbul
Jul 17, 2016 11:55
(Istanbul)
M 4.2 39 km SSE
from Istanbul
Mar 8, 2020 07:21
(Istanbul)
M 4.4 41 km SE
from Istanbul
Jun 25, 2016 08:40
(Istanbul)
M 4.1 41 km SSE
from Istanbul
Dec 20, 2018 09:34
(Istanbul)
M 4.3 45 km S
from Istanbul
Nov 30, 2018 05:36
(Istanbul)
M 4.2 47 km S
from Istanbul
Aug 4, 2014 01:22
(Istanbul)
M 4.0 48 km SSE
from Istanbul
Feb 6, 2022 15:07
(Istanbul)
M 4.2 54 km S
from Istanbul

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Istanbul

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Istanbul, İstanbul?

A 2.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Istanbul on the morning of April 17, 2024 at 07:09 local time (Europe/Istanbul). The center of this earthquake was located 181km west-southwest of Istanbul at a depth of 12km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Istanbul, İstanbul in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Istanbul, İstanbul?

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit near Istanbul 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 Istanbul since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Istanbul, İstanbul?

In the past 10 years, 224 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Istanbul. This averages to 22 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 16 days.