Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 47 km west of Mytilene, Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece, on Monday, 1 Feb 2021 3:10 pm (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Aegean Sea, 47 km west of Mytilene, Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece, on Monday, 1 Feb 2021 3:10 pm (GMT +2)

Séisme modéré magnitude 4.6 at 10 km depth

1 Feb 13:13 UTC: Premier à signaler: GFZ après 3 minutes.
1 Feb 13:17: Magnitude recalculée de 5.3 à 4.8. Emplacement de l'épicentre corrigé de 2.4 km (1.5 mi) au SSW.
1 Feb 16:10: Magnitude recalculée de 4.8 à 4.6.
Update Mon, 1 Feb 2021, 13:18
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 47 km southwest of Mytilene, Greece
4.8 quake 1 Feb 3:10 pm (GMT +2)
4.8 quake 1 Feb 3:10 pm (GMT +2)
A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Mytilene, Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Monday 1 February 2021 at 3:10 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.2.
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 Agios Fokas (pop. 16) located 12 km from the epicenter, and Polichnitos (pop. 2,700) 18 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Agiasos (pop. 2,300) located 32 km from the epicenter, Mytilene (pop. 28,300) 47 km away, Vrontados (pop. 5,300) 61 km away, Aliağa (pop. 44,900) 82 km away, and Urla (pop. 45,200) 93 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Menemen (pop. 53,500) located 96 km from the epicenter, and Bergama (pop. 57,200) 100 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 1 Feb 2021 13:10:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: lundi, 1 févr. 2021 15:10 (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 4.6
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.95°N / 26.05°E (Mer Égée, Grèce)
Volcan le plus près: Kenger (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km OSO de Agios Fokas (pop: 16) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
32 km OSO de Agiasos (pop: 2,320) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
47 km OSO de Mytilène (Mitilini) (pop: 28,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
65 km N de Chios (pop: 24,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
69 km SO de Ayvalik (Turquie) (pop: 70,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
82 km ONO de Aliağa (Turquie) (pop: 44,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
93 km NO de Urla (Turquie) (pop: 45,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
96 km ONO de Menemen (Turquie) (pop: 53,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
100 km O de Pergame (Turquie) (pop: 57,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
229 km ENE de Athènes (pop: 664,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
34 km SO de Lesvos Island (pop: 86,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
185 km ENE de Euboea Island (pop: 198,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 19°C (66 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 12 m/s (24 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
4.610 kmAegean Sea, GreeceGFZ
4.517 km47 Km WSW From Mitilini, GreeceNOA
4.210 kmMediterranean Sea, 835 Km N of Marsa Matruh, GreeceENSN
5.110 kmNear the Coast of Western TurkeyNIEP
4.710 kmPolikhnitos / Ägäis, GreeceZAMG
4.99.4 km17 Km SW of Polichnítos, GreeceUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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Çanakkale (134.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
45.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Çanakkale, Turkey (137 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
polichintos / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : house shoke again , wish it would all stop  
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