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Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - İzmir, 15 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 8:03 am (GMT +3) -

Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - İzmir, 15 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 8:03 am (GMT +3) Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - İzmir, 15 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 8:03 am (GMT +3)

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 3 km depth

15 Aug 05:06 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
15 Aug 05:08: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake
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15 Aug 06:32: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 3.0 km (from 3.1 to 1.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.5 mi) towards W.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 2022 05:03:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Aug 15, 2022 at 8:03 am (GMT +3)
Depth3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.97°N / 27.16°E (Aegean Sea, İzmir, Turkey)
Antipode37.97°S / 152.84°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoAkyarlar (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) SSE of Özdere (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NW of Kusadasi (Aydın) (pop: 63,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) W of Selcuk (pop: 29,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) SW of Torbalı (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (20 mi) NW of Söke (Aydın) (pop: 68,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) S of Karabağlar (pop: 458,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) S of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
538 km (334 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 22°C (72 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 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.
2.63 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake
2.915 kmTurkey: 32 Km NE From Samos VathyNOA


Seismic station: Elmali-ANTALYA (ELL/KO network) | Distance from quake: 278 km / 173 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 (5)

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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near Menderes, İzmir (18.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Tremblement de l immeuble  
Menderes / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ozdere / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Room briefly shaking  
Özdere / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : I felt it on the pool bed at hotel area  

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