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Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 14 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 5:47 pm (GMT +3) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 14 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 5:47 pm (GMT +3) Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 14 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 5:47 pm (GMT +3)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

14 Aug 14:50 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
14 Aug 14:55: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 15.0 to 2.0 km (from 9.3 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 23 km (14 mi) towards E.
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14 Aug 16:19: Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 14, 2022 14:47:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 5:47 pm (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.1
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.97°N / 27.18°E (Aegean Sea, Turkey)
Antipode37.97°S / 152.82°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt14 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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
31 km (19 mi) S of Menderes (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) NW of Söke (pop: 68,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SE of Seferihisar (pop: 19,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
537 km (333 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) NNE of Agathonisi Island (pop: 150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 29.6°C (85 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 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
3.15 kmWESTERN TURKEYEMSC
3.013 kmTurkey: 26 Km N From Samos VathyNOA
3.15 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake
3.15.4 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 (14)

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Kusadasi, Aydın (16.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Özdere, İzmir (5.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Selcuk, İzmir (9.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Kuşadasi (15 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Kuşadası (14 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Laying on bed  
Kuşadasi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s
Ozdere / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Aria Claros / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Kusadasi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Kusadasi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Little shake  
Kusadasi / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
İzmir / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s (reported through our app)
Kusadasi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Kuşadası / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short

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