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Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Balıkesir, Turkey, on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Balıkesir, Turkey, on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - Balıkesir, Turkey, on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 3 km depth

22 Jan 19:34 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 2 minutes.
22 Jan 19:35: Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.5 mi) towards E.
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23 Jan 00:14: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 22 Jan 2022, 19:42
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Balikesir, Balıkesir, Turkey
4.7 quake 22 Jan 10:31 pm (GMT +3)
4.7 quake 22 Jan 10:31 pm (GMT +3)
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Balikesir, Balıkesir, Turkey, was reported only 10 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 12 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, at 10:31 pm local time. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) at magnitude 4.4, and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 4.5.
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 Balikesir (pop. 238,200) located 80 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 22, 2022 19:31:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 10:31 pm (GMT +3)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.5667°N / 28.8303°E (Balıkesir, Turkey)
Antipode: 39.567°S / 151.17°W
Nearest volcano: Kenger (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
81 km (51 mi) E of Balikesir (pop: 238,200) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) W of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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
4.73 km17 Km E of Dursunbey, TurkeyUSGS
4.610 kmTurkeyGFZ
4.73 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake
4.410 kmTurkey: 216 Km ENE From MitiliniNOA
5.07.2 kmTurkey: AYVACIK-DURSUNBEY (BALIKESIR)KOERI-RETMC
4.712 kmTurkey: Gokcedag / TürkeiZAMG
4.712 kmWESTERN TURKEYEMSC

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İstanbul (161.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Я почувствовала у себя дома в гостиной на диване. И это бы не приятно конечно я переживаю. | One user found this interesting.  
Eskisehir (145.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Inside my Hotel | One user found this interesting.  
Istanbul (173.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : The house and the liquid in the glass was swinging | One user found this interesting.  
Çınarcık Yalova Türkiye (124.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Beim liegen | One user found this interesting.  
Istanbul (167.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Yalova (126.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : I was in my house sitting and I felt the earthquake | One user found this interesting.  
Стамбул (170.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Страх | One user found this interesting.  
Istanbul (168.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : The house was shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Kütahya / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sofa shook for a couple of seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Uğur Mumcu / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Just shake | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Istanbul / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : Very light shake. Thought it was due some construction nearby. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Istanbul / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Im in Istanbul but I felt it for about 5 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Maltepe, Istanbul (154.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Kumburgaz, Istanbul (161.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating
Istanbul (159 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
26 km of Zorlanae, Edirne (211.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : Light shaking  
Istanbul (179.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
near Mudanya, Bursa (73.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Kadikoy, erenkoy, sancak 4 (157.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
bursa (67.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Esenyurt, Istanbul (169.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Bursa (73.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Esenyurt, Istanbul (168.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Istanbul (159 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Uşak (111 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
istanbul (162.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Bursa (73.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
İsta (155 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Esenyurt, Istanbul (166.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
Bahçeşehir (167.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Beylikduzu (159.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short
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