Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Turkey on Sunday, 15 January 2017 at 04:03 (GMT)

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Turkey on Sunday, 15 January 2017 at 04:03 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Jan 04:06 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Jan 15 04:07: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6.
Date & time: 15 Jan 2017 04:03:21 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.49°N / 26.12°E (Turkey)
Nearest volcano: Kenger (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) NNW of Míthymna (Lesbos, Greece) (pop: 1,560)
18 km (11 mi) W of Behram (Ayvacık) (pop: 1,100)
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Ayvacık (pop: 6,880)
38 km (24 mi) SSW of Ezine (Camikebir) (pop: 15,700)
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Ayvalık (pop: 70,000)
78 km (49 mi) SSW of Çanakkale (pop: 87,800)
149 km (92 mi) NW of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600)
152 km (94 mi) NW of Karabağlar (pop: 458,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.610 kmTurkeyGFZ
M 4.35 km NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEYEMSC
M 4.45.4 kmGULPINAR-AYVACIK (CANAKKALE)KOERI-RETMC
M 4.310 km- 20km NW of Behram, TurkeyUSGS
M 3.915 km63 Km NW from MitiliniNOA_HL
M 4.13 kmTurskaSSS

User reports for this quake (2)

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(Turkey, 70 km N of epicenter) : Çanakkale merkezde hissettik (reported through EMSC)
Kuruoba Köyü (Turkey, 10 km SE of epicenter) : I woke just a minute before the earthquake but was still in bed. The bed jiggled for about the count of 3, quite strongly, and then another count of 2 gently. My new house extension is very strong / solid and I don't usually feel earthquakes in this part whereas the old part will sway a lot. (reported through EMSC)
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