Latest earthquakes near Van today

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List of latest earthquakes near Van.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 26, 2024 10:49
(Istanbul)
M 3.8 220 km WNW
from Van
May 26, 2024 07:05
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 41 km W
from Van
May 26, 2024 06:55
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 282 km WNW
from Van
May 26, 2024 01:37
(Istanbul)
M 2.4 126 km S
from Van
May 25, 2024 10:27
(Istanbul)
M 2.7 260 km N
from Van
May 25, 2024 08:17
(Istanbul)
M 2.7 45 km N
from Van
May 23, 2024 00:51
(Istanbul)
M 2.1 153 km NNW
from Van
May 22, 2024 13:02
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 42 km W
from Van
May 22, 2024 05:42
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 47 km E
from Van
May 21, 2024 19:41
(Istanbul)
M 2.6 65 km SW
from Van
May 21, 2024 06:33
(Istanbul)
M 2.9 277 km WNW
from Van
May 21, 2024 06:23
(Istanbul)
M 3.0 276 km WNW
from Van
May 21, 2024 03:55
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 276 km WNW
from Van
May 20, 2024 16:46
(Istanbul)
M 2.4 33 km NW
from Van
May 19, 2024 21:38
(Istanbul)
M 2.8 266 km SSW
from Van
May 19, 2024 17:37
(Istanbul)
M 2.5 14 km E
from Van
May 19, 2024 12:01
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 231 km WNW
from Van
May 19, 2024 11:58
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 235 km WNW
from Van
May 19, 2024 10:31
(Istanbul)
M 2.3 291 km WNW
from Van
May 18, 2024 16:25
(Istanbul)
M 2.6 26 km NNW
from Van
May 18, 2024 09:47
(Istanbul)
M 2.4 282 km WNW
from Van
May 18, 2024 09:05
(Istanbul)
M 2.1 82 km WSW
from Van
May 17, 2024 10:18
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 227 km W
from Van
May 16, 2024 23:27
(Istanbul)
M 2.0 191 km WNW
from Van
May 16, 2024 16:40
(Istanbul)
M 2.2 143 km WNW
from Van

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Van Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
30 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.8
May 26, 2024 10:49

Average

A total of 302 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Van in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 30 earthquakes per year, or 2 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Van roughly every 12 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Van in 2023. A total of 66 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Van that year. The strongest had a 5.9 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Van in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or above have occurred near Van 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 Van (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 280 92.72%
Mag. 5 21 6.95%
Mag. 6 1 0.33%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Van

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6
On Feb 23, 2020 19:00.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.3
On Nov 24, 1976 14:22.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Van occurred on Feb 23, 2020 19:00 local time (Europe/Istanbul timezone). It had a magnitude of 6 and struck 86 kilometers (53 mi) east of Van, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Van in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.3 earthquake struck on Nov 24, 1976 14:22, 89 kilometers (55 mi) east of Van. It is the strongest earthquake near Van 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 Van 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 Van.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Van.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Feb 23, 2020 19:00
(Istanbul)
M 6.0 86 km E
from Van
Jun 14, 2020 17:24
(Istanbul)
M 5.9 253 km WNW
from Van
Jan 28, 2023 21:14
(Istanbul)
M 5.9 133 km E
from Van
Feb 23, 2020 08:53
(Istanbul)
M 5.8 90 km E
from Van
Jan 18, 2023 13:08
(Istanbul)
M 5.7 136 km E
from Van
Oct 5, 2022 03:21
(Istanbul)
M 5.6 144 km E
from Van
Mar 24, 2023 06:16
(Istanbul)
M 5.6 128 km E
from Van
Jun 15, 2020 09:51
(Istanbul)
M 5.5 250 km WNW
from Van
Dec 3, 2015 01:27
(Istanbul)
M 5.4 285 km WNW
from Van
Jun 25, 2020 13:03
(Istanbul)
M 5.4 49 km E
from Van

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Van

Nearest earthquakes from Van

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

List of nearest earthquakes from Van.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Oct 20, 2021 18:05
(Istanbul)
M 4.4 13 km NNW
from Van
Jun 11, 2014 19:42
(Istanbul)
M 4.4 16 km W
from Van
Apr 9, 2017 00:31
(Istanbul)
M 4.1 17 km NNE
from Van
Oct 21, 2022 17:15
(Istanbul)
M 4.3 18 km NE
from Van
Oct 18, 2016 22:22
(Istanbul)
M 4.3 22 km NE
from Van
Jul 19, 2014 05:24
(Istanbul)
M 4.0 24 km NW
from Van
Feb 17, 2020 23:16
(Istanbul)
M 4.0 23 km NW
from Van
Oct 10, 2021 18:44
(Istanbul)
M 4.4 24 km WNW
from Van
Jun 13, 2014 19:00
(Istanbul)
M 4.0 27 km NW
from Van
Dec 24, 2021 05:26
(Istanbul)
M 4.0 27 km N
from Van

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Van

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Van?

A 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Van on the morning of May 26, 2024 at 10:49 local time (Europe/Istanbul). The center of this earthquake was located 220km west-northwest of Van at a depth of 2km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Van in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Van?

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Van on the afternoon of November 24, 1976 at 14:22 local time (Europe/Istanbul). The center of this earthquake was located 89km north-east of Van at a depth of 36km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Van since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Van?

In the past 10 years, 302 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Van. This averages to 30 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 12 days.