Shallow damaging earthquake in the Izmir region, Turkey - May 27, 2017

Update 12:06 UTC:  A nice picture of the aftershocks so far. The star is the epicenter of the last M4.8 aftershock. Colors represent different strength in Magnitudes.

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Update 11:35 UTC:  Continued aftershocks keep the people vigilant and are preventing them from re-entering their houses.
Below new maps from AFAD Turkey. The one just below this text shows the MMI shaking values. Up to MMI VII (very strong shaking) near the epicenter to light shaking in a much wider area (until some Greek islands).
The lower map shows the many (dangerous) faul lines in the greater area.

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Update 10:01 UTC: Many earthquakes occurring near Izmir, W Turkey, including M5.1 (blue) and two rapid-fire doublets M4-4.5 (white)
Via Anthony Lomax

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Update 22:03 UTC:  The village of Gölmarmara is the hardest hit with 15 houses severely damaged and 35 slightly damaged. As earlier reported, 1 person was injured.
AFAD Turkey rescue organization set up 30 tents to accommodate the displaced people during the night.

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Update 18:33 UTC:  Anadolu Agency reports damage to brick and adobe houses + another medium has noted also 1 injury

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Update 17:34 UTC:  The Manisa governor just reported that so far he had knowledge of 3 moderately damages adobe houses. If other news reaches us, will will share it with you.

Update 16:41 UTC:  We expect the first reports from the epicenter area within 30 to 60 minutes.

Update 16:36 UTC :  Below a Google Earth picture of the direct area at risk for damage. The yellow pin is the epicenter.

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Update 16:26 UTC:  3 minor aftershocks so far. We expect that a lot of people living in traditional houses without earthquake strengthening will be staying outdoors tonight.

Update 16:18 UTC:  The epicenter area can be called "very populated"
radius 50 km    910000 people
radius 20 km    90000 people
radius 10 km    24000 people

Update 16:12 UTC:  EMSC reports a depth of 13 km. At this Magnitude/Depth and because of the probable Strike-Slip focal mechanism, we expect damage in a radius of approx. 30 km. Hopefully NO injuries.

Update 16:10 UTC :  seismogram from a nearby station :

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Update 16:07 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-report.com does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc.

We will be back in a couple of minutes as we are collecting material

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69 km NE of İzmir, Turkey / pop: 2,501,000 / local time: 18:53:23.2 2017-05-27
37 km E of Manisa, Turkey / pop: 244,000 / local time: 18:53:23.2 2017-05-27
7 km W of Gölmarmara, Turkey / pop: 12,900 / local time: 18:53:23.2 2017-05-27

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-05-27 18:53:23

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-05-27 15:53:23

Depth (Hypocenter) : 13 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Western Turkey May 27 23:57 2.8 3 MAP
  • Ozdere - Assis sur le fauteuille nous avons ressenti deux petit secousse vers 19h du
  • EMSC Western Turkey May 27 23:04 3.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 22:50 2.3 7 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 22:05 2.2 3 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 21:36 2.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 21:26 2.8 6 MAP
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey May 27 20:36 2.1 12 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 20:14 2.7 7 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 19:56 2.0 6 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 18:26 2.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 18:22 2.1 6 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 18:09 2.6 7 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 18:07 2.6 6 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 17:22 2.8 5 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 17:16 2.1 3 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 17:03 2.0 3 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 16:47 2.1 2 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 16:37 2.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 16:36 2.4 2 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 16:33 2.2 6 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 16:28 3.0 6 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 16:25 3.0 6 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 16:22 3.3 6 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 16:18 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 16:08 2.0 5 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 15:59 2.8 5 MAP
    GEOFON Turkey May 27 15:53 5.1 10 MAP
    USGS Golmarmara, Turkey May 27 15:53 5.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 15:53 5.0 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Izmir - 4 a 5 seconden
  • Manida - manisa yine sallandı. 20 sn kadar sürdü. geçmiş olsun. (via emsc)
  • 23 km from epicenter - Sitting on balcony and felt chair swaying. Then felt balcony shaking. Quite strong! (via emsc)
  • Izmir - It was so strong. Shaked a lot from my location. We are too close to manisa. (via emsc)
  • EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey May 27 05:33 2.1 5 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 04:42 2.1 8 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 02:02 2.0 8 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 01:37 2.0 9 MAP
    EMSC Western Turkey May 27 00:11 2.4 7 MAP


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    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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