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Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 13 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 6:18 am (GMT +3) -

This quake was likely a foreshock of the 5.0 quake Aegean Sea, 17 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, Aug 14, 2022 6:24 am (GMT +3), which followed after 6 minutes.
Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 13 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 6:18 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 13 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 6:18 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 7 km depth

14 Aug 03:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
14 Aug 03:25: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 8.0 to 11.0 km (from 5 to 6.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.1 km (4.4 mi) towards E.
14 Aug 03:27: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 10.0 km (from 6.8 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
14 Aug 03:37: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 7.0 km (from 6.2 to 4.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.8 km (1.8 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 14, 2022 03:18:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 6:18 am (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.8
Depth7.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.95°N / 27.16°E (Aegean Sea, Turkey)
Antipode37.95°S / 152.84°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt46 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoAkyarlar (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) SSE of Özdere (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) NW of Kusadasi (pop: 63,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) W of Selcuk (pop: 29,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SW of Torbalı (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) NW of Söke (pop: 68,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) S of Karabağlar (pop: 458,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) S of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
539 km (335 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) NNE of Agathonisi Island (pop: 150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 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
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 24°C (75 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNE
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
3.87 kmWESTERN TURKEYEMSC
3.87 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake
3.715 kmTurkey: 29 Km NE From Samos VathyNOA
3.810.7 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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Kusadasi, hotel OTIUM sea light / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Сегодня когда шкаф затрясся мы спали в отеле, я думал у соседей сквозняком дверь захлопнулась Пообсуждали соседей и решили ещё подремать И | One user found this interesting.  
  • Very interesting story)))
Akbük (63 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating : It wasn't so hard  
Kusadasi (12.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : In bed asleep  
Kusadasi, Aydın (11.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Kokkari, Sámos, Nördliche Ägäis (31.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Beben zwischen leichten und moderaten schütteln, Haus hat spürbar gewackelt  
Özdere, İzmir (8.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Aqua Park kusadasi (11 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kusadasi, Aydın (15.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : It felt like somebody shoke me with the bed  
Kusadasi (13.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Kokkari, Samos (31.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : My bed suddenly wobbled slightly for a short moment  
Özdere (9.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s
Kusadasi (13.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kokkari, Sámos, Nördliche Ägäis (30.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s
near Alacati, İzmir (77 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Kusadasi, Aydın (13.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Kusadasi (15.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Allongée sur mon lit, sommeil léger. Vibration, lit secoué et craquements...  
near Alacati, İzmir (75.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Woke me up. Uyandirdi  
Kusadasi, Aydın (13.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Seferihisar (41.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
samos (26.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Kusadasi (14 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Özdere Türkei (8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
yoncaköy (8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Seven Seas Sealight Hotel, Kusadasi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 20-30 s : I felt unsteady on my feet.  
Kusadasi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
At home / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Woke me from my sleep  
Söke / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Kusadasi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Korumar Ephesus, Kusadasi, Turkey / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up  
Samos / not felt / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Kusidasi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / very short
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