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Moderate mag. 3.7 earthquake - 14 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 5:56 pm (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 3.7 earthquake - 14 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 5:56 pm (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 3.7 earthquake - 14 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 5:56 pm (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 5 km depth

11 Aug 15:00 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
11 Aug 15:00: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake
11 Aug 15:04: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 7.0 km (from 6.2 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 8.7 km (5.4 mi) towards SE.
11 Aug 15:08: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 3.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.0 to 5.0 km (from 4.3 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 11, 2022 14:56:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Aug 11, 2022 at 5:56 pm (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.7
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.97°N / 27.18°E (Aegean Sea, Aydın, Turkey)
Antipode37.97°S / 152.82°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt45 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoAkyarlar (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) SE of Özdere (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) NNW of Kusadasi (pop: 63,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) W of Selcuk (pop: 29,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SW of Torbalı (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) NW of Söke (pop: 68,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) S of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) WNW of Aydin (pop: 163,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
537 km (333 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 35°C (95 F), humidity: 30%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 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
3.75 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake
3.75 kmWESTERN TURKEYEMSC
3.63.3 kmTurkey: 31 Km NNE From Samos VathyNOA
3.75.2 kmTurkey: KUSADASI KORFEZI (AEGEAN SEA)KOERI-RETMC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Elmali-ANTALYA (ELL/KO network) | Distance from quake: 277 km / 172 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Elmali-ANTALYA: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (47)

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Kuşadası (14.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : I was in an apartment on the fourth floor. the house shook in all directions. The push lasted 5-7 seconds. Furniture and windows shook violently. | 6 users found this interesting.  
Kusadasi, Aydın (13.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was on the phone laying in my bed… and the bed was shaking | 5 users found this interesting.  
Selcuk (18.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Two moderate jolts, each lasting 1/3 of a second, and approx 1 second apart. No movement to fittings or furniture, but enough to be noticed by all family members inlcuding one laying on a ground floor bed (two others sitting on third floor chairs).  
Korumar Ephesus Hotel (9.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : In hotel room on top floor (3 floors up) room shook as if something had driven into the side of a wall In room with partner and older child, both of whom witnessed it  
Özdere, İzmir (4.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 1 continuously shake. 3-4 second | One user found this interesting.  
kusadasi (34.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was working at my laptop when my table and my chair started shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Kuşadası (14.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Short and weak | One user found this interesting.  
Kusadasi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : While sitting on outside balcony (fifth floor), I felt a short (~1s), mostly horizontal swing of the balcony/building.  
Kusadasi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : 2 quick shakes | One user found this interesting.  
Özdere, İzmir (4.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 1 continuously shake. 3-4 second  
Kusadasi, Aydın (16.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Özdere turkey (7.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Hab das Erdbeben gespürt.  
Kuşadası (14.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Kusadashi (16.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Felt indoors at 7th floor of the hotel, things started shaking weak shaking  
Izmir (4.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Opus Hotel Kusadasi (15.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s : Staking of the room  
Cukuralti halk plank (9.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Özdere (7.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kusadasi (12.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Sur la terrasse  
Özdere, İzmir (10.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Ozdere, Tirkey (11.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Selcuk (10 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Kusadasi (2.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kusadasi, Turkey (13.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : A single vertical pump, and then shaking sideways maybe 2 cycles.  
Özdere (9.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kusadasi (15.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Kusadasi, Aydın (15.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Weak shaking  
Özdere turkey (7.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Hab das Erdbeben gespürt.  
Torbali alpkent (27.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Erdbeben ganzes haus hat gewackelt  
Izmir (7.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Özdere / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Strong vibration from the floor and the sound of a thunderstorm.  
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