Thursday, July 20, 2017

6.4R in Greece-Turkish Border!

At a distance of 10km from Bordum this very strong 6.4R event has just been reported in the Coast of Greece near Turkey. No other news yet available. See also here.

The earthquake, which struck at 1:31 a.m. local time on Friday, was centered about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) south of Bodrum, or 87 kilometers (54 miles) west of Muğla. It struck at a depth of about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles), making it a shallow earthquake.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the preliminary magnitude of Friday's earthquake at 6.7, up from an initial estimate of 6.6 from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).

There was no immediate word on damage or casualties, but shaking was felt across the region, waking up many people. Residents across southwest Turkey and large parts of Greece, including Rhodes, reported feeling the earthquake.

"It was a strong one. It woke up the whole hotel and I was aware of it for 6 or 7 seconds," one person in Turkey, about 47 kilometers (29 miles) from the epicenter, told EMSC. A resident in Kefalos in Greece added: "[It] was loud and violent enough to wake from deep sleep and make you run outside."

Computer models from the USGS estimated that as many as 34 million people across the region may have felt the earthquake, including 199,000 people who could have felt "strong" to "very strong" shaking. It said the earthquake was capable of causing damage and casualties.


mb 6.4
Date time2017-07-20 22:31:10.8 UTC
Location36.95 N ; 27.42 E
Depth10 km
Distances164 km S of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 01:31:10.8 2017-07-21
89 km W of Muğla, Turkey / pop: 48,200 / local time: 01:31:10.8 2017-07-21
10 km S of Bodrum, Turkey / pop: 39,400 / local time: 01:31:10.8 2017-07-21
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  1. edit: it is Bodrum and not coast of greece. It is gokova coast of Turkey

  2. Yes it is at the border, The EMSC put it as I posted it. Earthquakes have no borders. It is close to.