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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - İzmir, 15 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 5:56 pm (GMT +3) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.0 quake Aegean Sea, 17 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, Aug 14, 2022 6:24 am (GMT +3), which had occurred 1 day 12 hours earlier.
Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - İzmir, 15 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 5:56 pm (GMT +3) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - İzmir, 15 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 5:56 pm (GMT +3)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 8 km depth

15 Aug 14:59 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
15 Aug 15:01: Now using data updates from EMSC
15 Aug 15:08: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 3.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 11.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 40 km (25 mi) towards WSW.
15 Aug 15:09: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 8.0 km (from 6.8 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.5 mi) towards E.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 2022 14:56:36 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Aug 15, 2022 at 5:56 pm (GMT +3)
Depth8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.98°N / 27.19°E (Aegean Sea, İzmir, Turkey)
Antipode37.98°S / 152.81°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt7 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoAkyarlar (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) SE of Özdere (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NNW of Kusadasi (Aydın) (pop: 63,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) W of Selcuk (pop: 29,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SW of Torbalı (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) S of Menderes (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) NW of Söke (Aydın) (pop: 68,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) S of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
535 km (333 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 28.6°C (84 F), humidity: 34%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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.
2.916 kmTurkey: 31 Km NNE From Samos VathyNOA
3.011 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake


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 (7)

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Kusadasi, Turkey (14.9 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Movement through the chair I am sitting on | One user found this interesting.  
Ozdere, Paloma Pasha hotel / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : One horizontal shake. Cupboard door moved | One user found this interesting.  
Özdere, İzmir (7.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Özdere, İzmir (8.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Kusudaci / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Kusadasi / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Light shaking  
Kusadasi / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s

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