Moderate earthquake in western Turkey

Kusadasi - Image via Wikipedia

UPDATE 23:06 UTC : a lot of minor aftershocks rattle the same area.

Moderate but shallow earthquake with epicenter near Germencik. Close to Kusadasi and Aydin.
We predict that the earthquake will have been slightly felt in Aydin and Kusadasi, but that no damage will occur in the populated areas.
The zoomed image from the epicenter location shows only farming fields and no houses.
The earthquake will be probably not powerful enough to be damaging, but based on our experience Turkish earthquakes around M 5.0 can be dangerous for the villages right on top of the epicenter (location of the epicenter has to be confirmed).

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude :  4.7
local time 22:08:01.1 at 2010-11-11
Depth (Hypocenter) : 2 km
Geo-location(s) :
30 km W Aydin (pop 163,022)
9 km W Germencik (pop 11,217)

Links to important maps
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
EMSC historic earthquakes map

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