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Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 9.3 km southeast of Izmir, İzmir, Turkey, on Friday, Nov 4, 2022 at 3:29 am (GMT +3) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 9.3 km southeast of Izmir, İzmir, Turkey, on Friday, Nov 4, 2022 at 3:29 am (GMT +3) Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 9.3 km southeast of Izmir, İzmir, Turkey, on Friday, Nov 4, 2022 at 3:29 am (GMT +3)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

4 Nov 00:31 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
4 Nov 00:32: Now using data updates from GFZ
4 Nov 00:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.6. Epicenter location corrected by 1.4 km (0.9 mi) towards NW.
4 Nov 00:51: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 4 Nov 2022, 00:42

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 10 km southeast of Izmir, Turkey

4.6 quake 4 Nov 3:29 am (GMT +3)
4.6 quake 4 Nov 3:29 am (GMT +3)
Just 13 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Izmir, İzmir, Turkey. The tremor was recorded early morning on Friday, November 4th, 2022, at 3:29 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) at magnitude 5.1, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) at magnitude 4.7, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.1.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Karabağlar (pop. 458,000) located 8 km from the epicenter, Izmir (pop. 2,500,600) 10 km away, Menderes (pop. 22,000) 12 km away, and Kemalpaşa (pop. 30,400) 20 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Torbalı (pop. 50,300) located 25 km from the epicenter, Menemen (pop. 53,500) 32 km away, Seferihisar (pop. 19,600) 36 km away, Urla (pop. 45,200) 39 km away, and Turgutlu (pop. 103,300) 46 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 4, 2022 00:29:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Nov 4, 2022 at 3:29 am (GMT +3)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.3572°N / 27.2181°E (İzmir, Turkey)
Antipode38.357°S / 152.782°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoKenger (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (5 mi) ESE of Karabağlar (pop: 458,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (6 mi) SE of Izmir (pop: 2,500,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) NNE of Menderes (pop: 22,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) WSW of Kemalpaşa (pop: 30,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) NNW of Torbalı (pop: 50,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Menemen (pop: 53,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) E of Urla (pop: 45,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
516 km (321 mi) WSW of Ankara (pop: 3,517,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 9.4°C (49 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
4.810 km7 Km ESE of Karabağlar, TurkeyUSGS
4.710 kmTurkey: 63 Km NNE From Samos VathyNOA
5.14.5 kmTurkey: BUCA (IZMIR)KOERI-RETMC
4.810 kmTurkeyRaspberryShake
4.810 kmTurkeyGFZ
4.810 kmTurkeyIRIS
5.010 kmTurkeyGeoAu
4.810 kmTurkey: Buca / TürkeiZAMG


Seismic station: Ankara, Turkey (ANTO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 509 km / 317 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Ankara, Turkey: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

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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