Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 16 km west of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Monday, 21 Dec 2020 6:31 pm (GMT +3) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 16 km west of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Monday, 21 Dec 2020 6:31 pm (GMT +3)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 12 km depth

21 Dec 15:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
21 Dec 15:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 10.0 km (from 1.2 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards WNW.
21 Dec 15:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 5.0 km (from 6.2 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards ESE.
21 Dec 15:51: Now using data updates from NOA
Date & time: 21 Dec 2020 15:31:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 21 Dec 2020 6:31 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.8854°N / 27.0731°E (Aegean Sea, Turkey)
Nearest volcano: Akyarlar (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (10 mi) SSW of Özdere (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) W of Kusadasi (pop: 63,200) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Selçuk (pop: 29,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) WNW of Söke (pop: 68,200) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Torbalı (pop: 50,300) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SSE of Seferihisar (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) S of Menderes (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) S of Karabağlar (pop: 458,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) S of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600) --> See nearby quakes!
549 km (341 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) N of Agathonisi Island (pop: 150) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 13°C (55 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from N
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.112 kmWESTERN TURKEYNOA
3.35.1 kmKUSADASI KORFEZI (AEGEAN SEA), TurkeyKOERI-RETMC
3.27 kmGreeceEMSC

User reports for this quake (3)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
27.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
27.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
ladied beach, Kusadasi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short
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