Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 38 km south of Izmir, İzmir, Turkey, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:14 pm (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 38 km south of Izmir, İzmir, Turkey, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:14 pm (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 16 km depth

19 May 11:17 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
19 May 11:17: Now using data updates from EMSC
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19 May 15:00: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 16.0 km (from 7.5 to 9.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards W.
Update Wed, 19 May 2021, 11:21
Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 33 km south of Esmirna, Turkey early afternoon
4.4 quake 19 May 2:14 pm (GMT +3)
4.4 quake 19 May 2:14 pm (GMT +3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred early afternoon on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 2:14 pm local time near Esmirna, İzmir, Turkey, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 8 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.
A second report was later issued by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.6.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Özdere (pop. 13,500) located 13 km from the epicenter, and Menderes (pop. 22,000) 16 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Seferihisar (pop. 19,600) located 21 km from the epicenter, Torbalı (pop. 50,300) 27 km away, Karabağlar (pop. 458,000) 29 km away, Selçuk (pop. 29,100) 33 km away, Esmirna (pop. 2,500,600) 33 km away, Kusadasi (pop. 63,200) 34 km away, and Urla (pop. 45,200) 34 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: May 19, 2021 11:14:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:14 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.09°N / 27.01°E (İzmir, Turkey)
Antipode: 38.09°S / 152.99°W
Nearest volcano: Akyarlar (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) NW of Özdere (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SE of Seferihisar (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Menderes (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Torbalı (pop: 50,300) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SSW of Karabağlar (pop: 458,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NW of Kusadasi (Aydın) (pop: 63,200) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SE of Urla (pop: 45,200) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Selcuk (pop: 29,100) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SSW of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600) --> See nearby quakes!
544 km (338 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 29.3°C (85 F), humidity: 40%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.516 kmWESTERN TURKEYEMSC
4.510 kmTurkeyGFZ
4.315 kmTurkey: 38 Km NE From SamosNOA
4.416 kmTurkey: KUSADASI KORFEZI (AEGEAN SEA)KOERI-RETMC
4.510 km10 Km NW of Özdere, TurkeyUSGS

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Cesme yali mahalesi (57 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short : The wall was shaking once, but hard. Like you would yhoot the door very angry | 2 users found this interesting.  
Esmirna, İzmir (41.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Grävenwiesbach, Regierungsbezirk Darmstadt, Hesse (2008.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
near Karabağlar, İzmir (32.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Özdere, İzmir (8.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Vibration  
Vathy, Samos, North Aegean (40.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Karabağlar, İzmir (34.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Izmir / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Scary  
Izmir / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Ok  
Balatcik (43.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Gümüldür / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Sitting outside, I heard and felt vibrations. They became stronger before subsiding.  
Özdere ortamahalle (3.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Kusadasi, turkey / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : N  
Izmir / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Grghjj  
Kuşadası (32.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
izmir / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
İzmir Türkiye / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging
Seferihisar (13.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Manisa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Kusadasi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / very short
Alaçatı Çeşme İzmir (59.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
izmir / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Madrid / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex motion difficult to describe
İzmir / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
manisa / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : i felt it 10 minutes ago ima Manisa Turkey  
Chios / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Very short .  
Karşıyaka (42.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Kusadasi, turkey / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : N  
Seferihisar (19.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Izmir Turkey (32.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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