Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 40 km north of Mersin, Turkey, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 10:47 pm (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 40 km north of Mersin, Turkey, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 10:47 pm (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Mar 19:53 UTC: First to report: NOA after 5 minutes.
Update Thu, 4 Mar 2021, 20:00
Moderate 4.4 quake hits near Mersin, Turkey
4.4 quake 40 km north of Mersin, Turkey, 4 Mar 2021 10:47 pm (GMT +3)
4.4 quake 40 km north of Mersin, Turkey, 4 Mar 2021 10:47 pm (GMT +3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred late at night on Thursday 4 March 2021 at 10:47 pm local time near Mersin, Turkey, as reported by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Osmanköseli (pop. 320) located 32 km from the epicenter, Mersin (pop. 537,800) 40 km away, Tarsus (pop. 256,500) 41 km away, and Pınarbaşı (pop. 11,000) 54 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Heraclea (pop. 92,100) located 59 km from the epicenter, Erdemli (pop. 46,600) 66 km away, Adana (pop. 1,249,000) 71 km away, Bor (pop. 32,400) 80 km away, and Niğde (pop. 91,000) 89 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Mar 2021 19:47:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 10:47 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.1673°N / 34.5567°E (Mersin, Turkey)
Nearest volcano: Karapinar (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Osmanköseli (Konya) (pop: 315) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) N of Mersin (pop: 537,800) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Pozantı (Adana) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) NW of Tarsus (pop: 256,500) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SE of Heraclea (Konya) (pop: 92,100) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNE of Erdemli (pop: 46,600) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WNW of Adana (pop: 1,249,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) S of Bor (Niğde) (pop: 32,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) S of Niğde (pop: 91,000) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) SSE of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Haze 11°C (52 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NW
Primary data source: NOA (National Observatory of Athens)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
4.410 km457 Km ENE From Kastelorizon, TurkeyNOA

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
2393.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
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