Quake Info: Strong magazine. 5.1 Earthquake – Afyonkarahisar, 51 km southeast of Kütahya, Turkey, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 2:04 p.m. (GMT +3)

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Updated: September 1st, 2021 01:08 GMT – Refresh

Strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 at a depth of 10 km

August 31 11:07 UTC: First report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
August 31 11:10: Recalculated size from 5.1 to 4.5. Corrected the position of the epicenter by 8.2 km (5.1 mi) in the SW direction.
August 31, 1:02 p.m.: Recalculated size from 4.5 to 5.1. The epicenter location has been corrected 11 km (6.8 miles) towards ENO.

Update Tue, 08/31/2021, 11:15 am

Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Kütahya, Turkey

Quake 4.5 52 km south of Kütahya, Turkey, Aug 31, 2021 14:04 (GMT +3)

Quake 4.5 52 km south of Kütahya, Turkey, Aug 31, 2021 14:04 (GMT +3)

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake near Kütahya in Turkey was reported just 11 minutes ago by the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), one of the most important international agencies for monitoring seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km below the epicenter in the early afternoon of Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 2:04 p.m. local time. The exact strength, epicenter, and depth of the quake could be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review the data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies publish their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), which also listed the quake at a magnitude of 4.5. Other authorities reporting the same quake are the Kandilli Oservatory and Istanbul Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI-RETMC) with a magnitude of 5.0 and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) with a magnitude of 5.0.
According to the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but many people probably felt it to be a slight vibration in the area of ​​the epicenter.
In Dumlupınar (3,200 inhabitants) 22 km from the epicenter, İhsaniye (5,800 inhabitants) 22 km, Islamkoy (17,100 inhabitants) 45 km, Kütahya (185,000 inhabitants) 52 km, and Sandykly (43,000 inhabitants) 58 km away.
Other cities near the epicenter where the quake may have been perceived as very weak are Gediz (22,100 inhabitants), 67 km from the epicenter, Tavşanlı (52,200 inhabitants) 85 km and Eskişehir (514,900 inhabitants) 94 km away.
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Date & time: August 31, 2021 11:04:27 UTC –
Local time in the epicenter: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2:04 p.m. (GMT +3)
Size: 5.1

Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter Latitude / Longitude: 39.03 ° N / 30.28 ° E↗ (Afyonkarahisar, Turkey)
Antipode: 39.03 ° S / 149.72 ° W↗
Closest volcano: Kula (139 km)

Cities nearby:
12 km (7 mi) west of hsaniye (Pop: 5,770) -> See quakes nearby!
38 km (24 miles) NW of Afyonkarahisar (Pop: 146.100) -> See quakes nearby!
63 km (39 mi) N of Sandykly (Population: 43,000) -> See quakes nearby!
75 km (47 mi) west of Emirdağ (Population: 20,100) -> See quakes nearby!
75 km (47 mi) WNW of Bolvadin (Population: 55,900) -> See quakes nearby!
81 km (50 mi) NW of ay (Population: 34,200) -> See quakes nearby!
85 km (53 mi) ONE of Usak (Usak) (Pop: 152.900) -> see quakes nearby!
86 km (53 mi) SSW of Eskişehir (Pop: 514.900) -> See quakes nearby!
167 km (103 mi) southeast of Bursa (Population: 1,412,700) -> See quakes nearby!
150 mi (242 km) WSW of Ankara (Population: 3,517,200) -> See quakes nearby!

Weather in the epicenter at the time of the quake:
Clear sky 29.5 ° C (85 F), humidity: 25%, wind: 1 m / s (1 kts) from NNW

Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Center for Geosciences)

Estimated energy released: 2.8 x 1012th Joule (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More information

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Dates for the same earthquake reported by different authorities

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Like. depth Location source
5.1 10 km Turkey GFZ
4.9 5 km WEST TURKEY EMSC
5.0 5 km Turkey: AYDINLAR-ALTINTAS (KUTAHYA) KOERI-RETMC
4.5 10 km Turkey: 318 km east of Mitilini NOA
4.9 5 km Turkey: Baskimse / Turkey ZAMG
5.1 10 km 19 km west of İhsaniye, Turkey USGS
5.0 45 km Turkey BMKG

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Kutahya (30 miles NNW of the epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Vibrations, slight shaking | 2 users found this interesting.

Isparta, Turkey (142.5 km south of the epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : Just a few minutes after the official earthquake time, furniture was shaken slightly | 2 users found this interesting.

Sultanbeyli (232.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical push / 1-2 s : Hafif hisstik | 2 users found this interesting. (reported via our app)
Tirana (927.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported via our app)
Eskishehir (84.5 km NNE of the epicenter) [Map] / Shake gently (MMI IV) / 2-5 s (reported via our app)
Zonguldak (299.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported via our app)

Eskiehir / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / Vertical swing (up and down) / 5-10 s

Afyonkarahisar. Afyonkocatepe üniversite / Moderate shaking (MMI V)

Afyon / Ataköy (40.5 km southeast of the epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / Horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported via our app)

Isparta / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 30-60 s

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, most recently first (20 quakes so far, updated frequently):

  • August 31, 2021 18:41 UTC

    | M 2.6 |

    2 km depth

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    8 km (5 mi) away

    | EMSC | details

  • August 31, 2021 18:13 UTC

    | M 2.6 |

    2 km depth

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    5 km (3 mi) away

    | EMSC | details

  • August 31, 2021 17:47 UTC

    | M 2.4 |

    2 km depth

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    7 km (5 mi) away

    | EMSC | details

  • August 31, 2021 2:06 PM UTC

    | M 2.3 |

    5 km (3.1 mi) depth

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    6 km (4 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 1:24 PM UTC

    | M 2.5 |

    4.3 km (2.7 mi) depth

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    9 km (5 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 1:19 PM UTC

    | M 2.1 |

    5 km (3.1 mi) depth

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    8 km (5 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 1:16 PM UTC

    | M 2.0 |

    5.4 km (3.4 mi) depth

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    4 km away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 12:31 UTC

    | M 2.0 |

    6.1 km (3.8 mi) depth

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    8 km (5 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 12:29 UTC

    | M 2.3 |

    5.1 km (3.2 mi) depth

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    8 km (5 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 12:22 UTC

    | M 2.0 |

    5 km (3.1 mi) depth

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    6 km (4 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 12:12 UTC

    | M 2.5 |

    6.5 km (4 mi) depth

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    6 km (4 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 11:49 UTC

    | M 3.4 |

    7 km (4.3 mi) depth

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    10 km (6 mi) away

    | EMSC | details

  • August 31, 2021 11:48 UTC

    | M 2.5 |

    5 km (3.1 mi) depth

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    6 km (4 mi) away

    | EMSC | details

  • August 31, 2021 11:43 UTC

    | M 2.7 |

    5 km (3.1 mi) depth

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    8 km (5 mi) away

    | EMSC | details

  • August 31, 2021 11:33 UTC

    | M 2.2 |

    5 km (3.1 mi) depth

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    12 km (7 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 11:29 UTC

    | M 2.0 |

    6.1 km (3.8 mi) depth

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    7 km (4 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 11:15 AM UTC

    | M 2.2 |

    7 km (4.3 mi) depth

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    12 km (8 mi) away

    | EMSC | details

  • August 31, 2021 11:14 UTC

    | M 2.2 |

    5 km (3.1 mi) depth

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    6 km (4 mi) away

    | KOERI-RETMC | details

  • August 31, 2021 11:10 UTC

    | M 2.0 |

    7 km (4.3 mi) depth

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    11 km (7 mi) away

    | EMSC | details

  • August 31, 2021 11:08 UTC

    | M 2.4 |

    7 km (4.3 mi) depth

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    10 km (6 mi) away

    | EMSC | details

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