Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Aegean Sea on Saturday, 6 December 2014 at 01:45 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Aegean Sea on Saturday, 6 December 2014 at 01:45 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Dec 01:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Dec 6 08:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2014 01:45:08 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.9°N / 26.27°E (Greece)
Nearest volcano: Kenger (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) SW of Mytilene (Mitilini) (pop: 28,300)
49 km (31 mi) WNW of Foça (Turkey) (pop: 15,200)
59 km (37 mi) SW of Aivali (Ayvalık İlçesi, Turkey) (pop: 70,000)
62 km (38 mi) W of Aliağa (Turkey) (pop: 44,900)
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Menemen (Turkey) (pop: 53,500)
82 km (51 mi) WSW of Bergama (Turkey) (pop: 57,200)
93 km (58 mi) NW of Izmir (Turkey) (pop: 2,500,600)
328 km (204 mi) SW of Istanbul (Turkey) (pop: 14,804,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 kmAegean SeaGFZ
M 5.014 km NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEYEMSC
M 5.310 km14km SW of Plomarion, GreeceUSGS
M 5.112 kmAEGEAN SEABogazici Uni.

User reports for this quake (16)

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Kardamyla, Chios Greece / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Noise before the earthquake , lasted a few seconds about a few kilometers to the epic center. Shook the house. In the last 3 days we had 7 of them felt 5 out the 7.
izmir turkey / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Not toolong time
skala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was awakend by bed shaking frighteni
Yenifoca (52.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : i wake up because bed was shaking.
Ano Vathi, Samos (142.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I am laying in a regular wooden bed in an solid old stone house of the old town Ano Vathi. The bed started swinging, closets made noise, I felt the house was moving, I wondered as this house has very thick stone walls. The sensation lasted less then 7s. Funny in that moment I was reading about quake on Chios. I experienced stronger earthquakes in San Diego, CA and Tokyo, Japan.
İzmir (Turkey, 93 km SE of epicenter) : Saglam vurdu ama neyseki kisa surdu (reported through EMSC)
İzmir (Turkey, 93 km SE of epicenter) : What felt strong shaked the walls and had a long duration (reported through EMSC)
Sığacık (Turkey, 92 km SE of epicenter) : Unser Kleiderschrank hat schiebetüren dilese haben sich bewegt (reported through EMSC)
İzmir (Turkey, 83 km SE of epicenter) : Long and swing only. (reported through EMSC)
Mitilini (Greece, 34 km NE of epicenter) : motion small pause and more motion it was like 2 quakes 1 right after the other (reported through EMSC)
Vatera (Greece, 13 km NW of epicenter) : Woke me from a very deep sleep at 3:45 AM. Made me uneasy in my stomach. (reported through EMSC)
Kuşadası (Turkey, 145 km SE of epicenter) : Fairly short but very very very feelable Everything was shaking a little and all loose wires atarted swinging for a short time it was unsettling (reported through EMSC)
İzmir (Turkey, 90 km SE of epicenter) : I was lying in bed, but awake, 5 or 6 jerky movements, the hanging lights started swaying. My wife, sister in law, mother in law and cat were awakened. Our cat was nervous. (reported through EMSC)
Mitilini (Greece, 35 km NE of epicenter) : Δυνατός απότομος με θόρυβο.. (reported through EMSC)
(Greece, 23 km NE of epicenter) : It was quite strong earthquake and woke up everyone. We are on the first floor but we felt it. It had duration and we felt that it started slowly and towards the end its acceleration was higher. Some of the people in our building are out on the street. (reported through EMSC)
İzmir (Turkey, 93 km SE of epicenter) : Was strong and shaked the walls had a medium duration (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Aegean Sea 6 December 01:45 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (188 quakes):
  • 03 Feb 2015 01:09 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Feb 2015 15:52 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    12.6 km (7.8 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | Bogazici Uni. | Details
  • 24 Jan 2015 21:25 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jan 2015 06:10 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Jan 2015 05:25 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    8.1 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | Bogazici Uni. | Details
  • 10 Jan 2015 01:22 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Jan 2015 20:01 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Jan 2015 16:58 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    17.5 km (10.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | Bogazici Uni. | Details
  • 07 Jan 2015 02:59 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jan 2015 14:06 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jan 2015 07:48 UTC
    | M 2.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jan 2015 00:48 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Jan 2015 23:44 UTC
    | M 2.2 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Jan 2015 14:59 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Jan 2015 20:19 UTC
    | M 2.0 |
    6.2 km (3.9 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | Bogazici Uni. | Details
  • 02 Jan 2015 04:13 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    9.1 km (5.7 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | Bogazici Uni. | Details
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