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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 62 km south of İzmir, Turkey, Greece, on Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 7:16 pm (GMT +2)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.7 quake Aegean Sea, 17 km northeast of Karlovassi, Samos, North Aegean, Greece, Oct 30, 2020 1:51 pm (GMT +2), which had occurred 5 hours earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 62 km south of İzmir, Turkey, Greece, on Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 7:16 pm (GMT +2) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 62 km south of İzmir, Turkey, Greece, on Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 7:16 pm (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Oct 17:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
30 Oct 17:27: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 2.0 km (from 7.5 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.7 km (3.5 mi) towards SW.
30 Oct 17:41: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 10.0 km (from 1.2 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12.5 km (7.8 mi) towards NE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 30, 2020 17:16:04 UTC
Local time at epicenterFriday, Oct 30, 2020 at 7:16 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.3
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.86°N / 27.03°E (Aegean Sea, Greece)
Antipode37.86°S / 152.97°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoAkyarlar (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (6 mi) NNE of Agia Paraskevi (pop: 26) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) W of Kusadasi (Turkey) (pop: 63,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (18 mi) ENE of Karlovassi (pop: 6,710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (20 mi) WSW of Selcuk (Turkey) (pop: 29,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Söke (Turkey) (pop: 68,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) SSE of Seferihisar (Turkey) (pop: 19,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) SW of Torbalı (Turkey) (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) S of Menderes (Turkey) (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) S of Karabağlar (Turkey) (pop: 458,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
290 km (180 mi) E of Athens (pop: 664,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) N of Agathonisi Island (pop: 150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) SSE of Lesvos Island (pop: 86,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 19°C (66 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.310 kmWestern Turkey, GreeceEMSC
4.27 kmKusadasi Korfezi (aegean Sea), GreeceKOERI-RETMC
4.310 km9 Km NE of Samos, GreeceUSGS
3.712 km41 Km W of Soeke, GreeceNOA

User reports for this quake (20)

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Patmos (70 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : If i didn’t have experienced about 20 quakes today, i wouldn’t have noticed it. Bench I was sitting on slightly shaking, on the terrace. Inoors no sighn of it  
Kokkini Chani, Heraklion, Crete (322.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Paros (180.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Santorini / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s
Izmir / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Marmaris (Turkey, 157 km SE of epicenter) : Marmaris hissettik (reported through EMSC)  
Bodrum (Turkey, 98 km S of epicenter) : Uğultu (reported through EMSC)  
Manisa (Turkey, 90 km N of epicenter) : Çok kısaydı ama hissettim (reported through EMSC)  
Menemen (Turkey, 83 km N of epicenter) : Kısa ve hafif (reported through EMSC)  
Aydın (Turkey, 71 km E of epicenter) : Hafif salladı (reported through EMSC)  
Bornova (Turkey, 71 km N of epicenter) : Artçılardan biraz daha güçlü gibi (reported through EMSC)  
Aydin (Turkey, 71 km E of epicenter) : Hafif salladi (reported through EMSC)  
İncirliova (Turkey, 61 km E of epicenter) : Artçı sarsıntı oldu (reported through EMSC)  
Karabağlar (Turkey, 58 km N of epicenter) : Hissettirdi (reported through EMSC)  
Gaziemir (Turkey, 52 km N of epicenter) : 5-6 saniye hissedildi (reported through EMSC)  
Davutlar (Turkey, 27 km SE of epicenter) : Kuşadası..Artçılar devam ediyor (reported through EMSC)  
Davutlar (Turkey, 27 km SE of epicenter) : Deprem (reported through EMSC)  
Kuşadası (Turkey, 20 km E of epicenter) : Lottle (reported through EMSC)  
Kuşadası (Turkey, 20 km E of epicenter) : Ich hörte heute gar nicht auf zu wackeln hier (reported through EMSC)  
Samos (Greece, 13 km S of epicenter) : Eith noise (reported through EMSC)  
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