Wednesday, March 20, 2019

5.3R in Western Turkey

A 5.3R earthquake has just been reported in Western Turkey, 6km from Asypayam. The location of the epicenter is shown above. We have no further news about it yet.

Added later: We also heard of a 4.4R  aftershock as well in this area.

(Upgrades to 6.3R and later downgraded to 5.3R)

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck western Turkey's Denizli on Wednesday morning.
Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the earthquake struck the Acıpayam district at 9:34 a.m. local time at a depth of 11.3 kilometers (7.0 miles).

Two aftershocks, measuring magnitude 4.8 and 4.5 were recorded following the earthquake, reports said.
The quake was also felt in the neighboring provinces of Izmir and Antalya.
Speaking to Turkish broadcaster NTV, Acıpayam Mayor Hulusi Şevkan said: "There is no loss of life or wounded. There are reports that some wooden houses have been damaged."
He added that precautions are being taken to avoid further structural damage that may result from aftershocks.

MagnitudeML 5.3
Date time2019-03-20 06:34:27.9 UTC
Location37.46 N ; 29.40 E
Depth10 km
Distances225 km SE of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 09:34:27.9 2019-03-20
44 km SE of Denizli, Turkey / pop: 314,000 / local time: 09:34:27.9 2019-03-20
6 km NE of Acıpayam, Turkey / pop: 11,000 / local time: 09:34:27.9 2019-03-20

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