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Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 14 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Friday, Aug 19, 2022 at 8:43 pm (GMT +3) -

Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 14 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Friday, Aug 19, 2022 at 8:43 pm (GMT +3) Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 14 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, on Friday, Aug 19, 2022 at 8:43 pm (GMT +3)

Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 5 km depth

19 Aug 18:06 UTC: First to report: KOERI-RETMC after 23 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 19, 2022 17:43:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Aug 19, 2022 at 8:43 pm (GMT +3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.6
Depth5.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.963°N / 27.1612°E (Aegean Sea, Turkey)
Antipode37.963°S / 152.839°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceKOERI-RETMC (Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul)
Nearest volcanoAkyarlar (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) SSE of Özdere (pop: 13,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 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
27 km (17 mi) SW of Torbalı (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) NW of Söke (pop: 68,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) S of Karabağlar (pop: 458,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 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
58 km (36 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: 42%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 kilowatt hours) | 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
1.65.3 kmTurkey: KUSADASI KORFEZI (AEGEAN SEA)KOERI-RETMC

Seismograms

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

At magnitude 1.6, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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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