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Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 21 km north of Balikesir, Balıkesir, Turkey, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm (GMT +3) -

Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 21 km north of Balikesir, Balıkesir, Turkey, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm (GMT +3) Light mag. 2.8 earthquake - 21 km north of Balikesir, Balıkesir, Turkey, on Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm (GMT +3)

Light magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 3 km depth

13 Aug 16:40 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
13 Aug 16:47: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 7.0 km (from 6.8 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.5 mi) towards E.
13 Aug 17:46: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.0 to 3.0 km (from 4.3 to 1.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards NW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 13, 2022 16:32:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.8
Depth3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.83°N / 27.94°E (Balıkesir, Turkey)
Antipode39.83°S / 152.06°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoKenger (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) NNE of Balikesir (pop: 238,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) WSW of Susurluk (pop: 24,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NW of Kepsut (pop: 5,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SE of Gönen (pop: 40,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Mustafakemalpaşa (Bursa) (pop: 101,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) S of Bandırma (pop: 107,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (64 mi) WSW of Bursa (pop: 1,412,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
420 km (261 mi) W of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 26°C (79 F), humidity: 60%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 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
2.83 kmWESTERN TURKEYEMSC
2.83 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake
2.73.3 kmTurkey: YAYLABAYIR-(BALIKESIR)KOERI-RETMC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Mudurnu-BOLU (MDUB/KO network) | Distance from quake: 286 km / 178 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Mudurnu-BOLU: 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

At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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