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Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 6.1 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on 24 Apr 1:53 am (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 6.1 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on 24 Apr 1:53 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 6.1 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on 24 Apr 1:53 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 9 km depth

23 Apr 22:56 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
23 Apr 22:57: Now using data updates from EMSC
23 Apr 23:00: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 2.0 km (from 3.1 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
23 Apr 23:01: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 9.0 km (from 1.2 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards SSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 23, 2021 22:53:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenter24 Apr 1:53 am (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.8
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.9°N / 27.21°E (Aegean Sea, Aydın, Turkey)
Antipode37.9°S / 152.79°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt15 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoAkyarlar (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) NW of Kusadasi (pop: 63,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) SSE of Özdere (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) WSW of Selcuk (pop: 29,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NW of Söke (pop: 68,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Torbalı (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (25 mi) S of Menderes (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) W of İncirliova (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) SE of Seferihisar (pop: 19,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) W of Aydin (pop: 163,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
538 km (334 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Agathonisi Island (pop: 150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) SSE of Lesvos Island (pop: 86,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) NE of Schinousa Island (pop: 256) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 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
3.89 kmWESTERN TURKEYEMSC
3.75.9 kmKUSADASI KORFEZI (AEGEAN SEA), TurkeyKOERI-RETMC
3.617 km40 Km ENE From Samos, TurkeyNOA

User reports for this quake (16)

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Kusadasi, Aydin (5.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : The bed was strongly shaken that I woke up. | One user found this interesting.  
Kusadasi, Turkey / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Whole flat shook, bed was vibrating and freaking. | One user found this interesting.  
Söke, Aydın (23.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Bed shook  
Guzelcamli / not felt : Friends told us that she eoke up from the deprem. Weak was felt.  
Ladies beach kusadasi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Kuşadası / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Shook me awake  
Kusadasi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Turkey / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : Woke us from our sleep. Dog going crazy.  
Kusadasi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Woke up from loud and intense rattling of balcony doors  
İzmir Gaziemir (47.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short
Kusadasi (6.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
KUŞADASI / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Kusadasi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Kusadasi (5.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Kuşadası / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Kusadası (7.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
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