M 6.8 Earthquake Eastern Turkey

last updated 29 January 2020, 08:50 UTC

On 24 January 2020 a strong earthquake occurred in Eastern Turkey. The tremor occurred at 17:55 UTC and had an estimated moment magnitude of 6.8.

Shortly before the earthquake occurred a warning was issued for a possible mid to high 6 magnitude earthquake, also in social media, due to a lunar peak on the same day. The seismic increase occurred a bit sooner than anticipated.

SSGI chart 19-25 January 2020
critical lunar geometry 24 January 2020


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