Deadly earthquake in the Kos (Greece) Bodrum (Turkey) area - July 20, 2017

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Update : The death toll still stands at 2. The number of injured has in the meantime increased to 458 (source Earthquake Impact Database)

Update : Focal mechanism of the earthquake as well as the 2 possibilities of main ground movement
"Understanding Beach Balls" article. Ground movement images courtesy Geoscope

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Update : Damage in Kos

Update : The shaking as recorded by a shop security video

Update : The tsunami waves have reached on some places 70 cm! Luckily it was nighttime.

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Update : Video from an Indian TV station with damage images from the earthquake

Update : Riskmap as created by Risklayer / Catnews, Karlsruhe Germany

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Update : Video of the aftermath of a small TSUNAMI in Bodrum Turkey

Update : A restaurant before and after

Update : The mayor of Kos has said that 2 people were killed and at least 100 injured at Kos Greece. He also said that a lot of buildings have been structurally damaged.

Update : Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects :
100 until 1000 injured
0 until 400 Fatalities

Update : Earthquake impact by City. Damage will be a certainty

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Update : Earthquake impact by shaking values+ 10000 people have experienced a very strong shaking. 197000 a strong shaking

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Update : Shaking map of the earthquake

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Update : Seismogram as recorded in Karpathos Greece

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Update: Overview map with shaking values

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Bodrum, Turkey, 10.3 km (6.4 mi) Population: 39,317
Kos, Greece, 16.2 km (10.1 mi) Population: 19,244
Turgutreis, Turkey, 18.6 km (11.6 mi) Population: 16,490
Datça, Turkey, 30.9 km (19.2 mi) Population: 10,121
Muğla, Turkey, 86.2 km (53.5 mi) Population: 48,183

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-07-21 01:31:12

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-07-20 22:31:12

Depth (Hypocenter) : 11 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jul 20 23:53 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Rhodos - Trwało to ok 15 sekund, łózka się kołysały a mniejsze przedmioty spadały z szafek.
  • Didim - Moderate shaking
  • Turcja, Bodrum, Crystal Green Bay Resort - 21.07.2017, około 1:30 czasu lokalnego. Co najmniej 5 sek. Dwa wstrząsy.
  • Faliraki - Żyrandol bujal się na boki. Było słuchać dzwiek taki jakby coś się o coś ocieralo. Nic się nie uszkodzilo.
  • Iliasos - Spullen vielen uit de badkamerkast, zwembad begon te klotsen, het waren trage maar stevige bewegingen. Duurde nog geen minuut. Verder was een raar geluid te horen, stevig gerommel- maar geen onweer.
  • Kardamena, Kos - De très fortes secousses, les murs tremblaient et il y avait un bruit sourd. Plusieurs répliques ont lieu depuis.
  • Rodosz Faliraki - KB.fél percig tartott,aludtunk,felriadtunk, mintha valaki rángatná az ágyunkat. Utána két kisebb utórengés volt. Az emberek kiszaladtak az épületből.
  • Kokkari - I was woken by the shaking. It lasted for a few minutes. I thought my husband was shaking the bed.
  • Rhodos/kalithea - Was midden in de nacht. Ik werd wakker van de hard blaffende zwerfhonden buiten (sliep met balkondeur open)en ineens werd het muisstil (honden buiten stil). Daarna begon het bed te schudden , denk ongv 30sec, mijn man werd er wakker van. Mijn kinderen van 5 en 7 hebben erdoorheen geslapen. Nadat het schudden ongv 30 Minuten gestopt was, begonnen de zwerfhonden weer luid te blaffen. Besefte de ochtend erop dat het dus aardschokken waren geweest.
  • Kos - Strong shaking
  • Kos - Very loud roar to start then shaking commenced, about 30 seconds. Felt whole bed shaking
  • Kolimbia - Głośny hałas drgających drzwi wejściowych i drzwiczek od wszelkich szafek. Drżenie wszystkich łóżek. Chwilowy zanik prądu.
  • Ialyssos - Moderate shaking
  • Bodrum - Awoken at 1.30am by violent shaking, like airplane turbulence with a thunderstorm in the room. No instruction from hotel manager so largely English clientele had to fend for themselves. Lots slept outside, no visible amaze to buildings but the pool had few inches slopped over its edges. Felt very vulnerable with nil reassurance from hotel staff.
  • Datca - I was up, felt the shaking slowly but got very very strong. Because my kids were sleeping upstairs, I ran up instead of taking shelter or running out. Lost power for a short time. It was very scary. Spend the night outside with the kids.
  • Bodrum - Wstrząs zastał.nas zaraz po przylocie w holu hotelowym.Jeden wielki stres.Pierwsza noc na dworze.
  • Rodos - Kolysanie łózkami ,spadł szampon stojący na wannie,w innym pokoju odpadł tynk,ok 20 sek.
  • EMSC Western Turkey Jul 20 23:53 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It
  • Rhodes - Visiting Rhodes Greece, staying at a hotel, shaking was strong enough that it woke me up at 1.30am. Shaking felt as though it lasted between 10 to 20 seconds, maybe longer, I was half asleep. Praying for everyone's safety. Jesus bless you
  • Faliraki - Silniejsze wstrząsy trwały Ok 10 s ale co jakich czas czuć lekkie również nie śpię cała noc i się boje
  • Faliraki - Trwało ok 10 sekund, bardzo silnie trzęsło hotelem, bujało na boki, czuliśmy się jak na statku podczas sztormu, to było coś okropnego.
  • Kos - Gegen 00.30 begann ein heftiges Schütteln. Gegenstände fielen zu Boden. Bis 4 Uhr waren wir draußen- angst vor Einsturz. Danach wieder ins Zimmer- Beben ging weiter immer wieder wackelte es. Wir haben einfach nur noch schreckliche Angst.
  • Fethye - Rond half 1 vannacht stond het appartementengebouw flink te schudden. Het water in het zwembad klotste flink heen en weer. Het schudden duurde ongeveer 10 seconden. Een angstige ervaring!
  • Rodos - Wstrząs obudził mnie o 1:30 w nocy. Był dosyc odczywalny jak dla mnie.
  • Kardamena - ÷- 20 sec hard beven met lichte naschokken. Verder niets ergs opgemerkt, gewoon verder geslapen..
  • Rhodes - Strong shaking
  • Potokaki - Rond half twee vannacht voor de duur van 10-15 seconden stond het hotel licht te schudden. Lamp slingerde heen en weer maar verder geen paniek.
  • Pefkos - Moderate shaking
  • Ialyssos - Sterk schudden hotel
  • Rodos - Kolumbia, trzęsienie ziemi obudziło nas o 1;30. Zadrgaly łóżka i mieliśmy wrażenie kołysanka trwało to gdzieś z 10 sękund.
  • Xirokampos - Strong shaking
  • Turunc Turcja - Nic nie uszkodzone
  • EMSC Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jul 20 23:50 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 23:50 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It
  • Faliraki - Ok. 1:20 poczuliśmy dość silny wstrząs. Zaczęło nam się kręcić w głowie i nie mogliśmy utrzymać równowagi. Najpierw był lekki wstrząs, potem znów trochę mocniejszy i na koniec dość mocny że stojąc bujało na boki. Dźwięk jakby drzewa pękały i jakaś lawinę szła. Trwało to do ok. 30sek do minut czasu. Zniszczeń nie zauważyliśmy póki co. Pozdrawiam z Faliraki na wyspie Rodos.
  • EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Jul 20 23:45 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Turkey Jul 20 23:45 3.9 100 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 23:45 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 23:36 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jul 20 23:23 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Cairo - It was for about 15 seconds
  • Antalya - Very weak shaking
  • USGS Kos, Greece Jul 20 23:23 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kos - Good 30 seconds of major shaking.., have had several tremors since. Sleeping outside by the pool
  • Marmari - Strong shaking
  • EMSC Western Turkey Jul 20 23:23 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 23:22 3.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 23:16 3.5 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 23:11 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 23:09 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 23:07 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jul 20 23:00 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 22:54 4.5 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jul 20 22:53 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Bodrum - We were so scaret, we can't sleep anymore!
  • Muğla - It lasted about 30 sec. Everything was shaking.
  • USGS Kos, Greece Jul 20 22:53 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Город Родос - В номере сдвинулась мебель разбилась посуда, трясло все здание и был стук около 20 секунд в 1:30 потом через час слегка покачивало 4 секунды. В отеле треснула стена снаружи здания.
  • EMSC Western Turkey Jul 20 22:52 4.6 11 MAP I Felt It
  • Rhodes - Lasted around 20-30 seconds, all off stuff in hotel moved but nothing identified as damaged yet.
  • EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 22:50 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Jul 20 22:48 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 22:44 3.9 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 22:40 3.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jul 20 22:37 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bodrum, Turkey Jul 20 22:31 6.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Lindos - 6-7 seconds. No damage
  • Marmaris - No damage I don't think, very strong shaking lasting at least 30/40 seconds. Woke everyone up on our hotel floor, everyone very worried.
  • Paleo Karlovasi Samos - About 7 seconds
  • gumusluk - waking all people up. no damages.
  • Kos - Sound and walls moving
  • Antalya - about 20 seconds shaking..... Fabio
  • Turgutreis Bahçelievler - ca 20-30 Sekunden in 2 Schüben, nicht nur Wackeln, sondern sehr laut, wie ein Güterzug durchs Wohnzimmer, zum Glück nichts passiert ausser vielen Scherben (in Gegensatz zu vielen Bekannten, die Schaeden am Haus hatten), 2 Naechte draussen "geschlafen", heute 2 Wochen spaeter immernoch staendige Nachbeben
  • Marmaris - in hotel between Marmaris and Ichmeler on main road. strong shaking for at least 40 seconds followed by 6 quite violent jolts over the next 4 hours. No advice or help from hotel.. I was v scared especially as I was on my own. I noticed a crack at the top of the wall ajoining the outer wall and balcony of my 3rd(top floor) room that went the entire length of the wall but I cant be 100% sure it was not already there!!!
  • GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jul 20 22:31 6.6 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • rhodos - Het waren lichte schokken.. bed bewoog
  • Paros - 2-3 seconds duration
  • Rhodes - Very strong shaking
  • Nisyros - approximately 15 seconds of lateral shaking
  • Samos - Light shaking
  • Bodrum - 7 Seconds, no damage
  • Rodi - Moderate shaking
  • Karpathoe - 20 seconds, 01:35h on July 21 ( aftershock of the shock in the evening of July 20?)
  • Akyalar - Duur 3 seconden
  • Pythagorion, Samos, Greece - Light shaking
  • Rhodos - Moderate shaking
  • Rhodos - Moderate shaking
  • Kos - Very strong shaking
  • Rhodes - Strong shaking
  • Kalavarda - Moderate shaking
  • Kalavarda - Moderate shaking
  • Symi - Weak shaking
  • Kalymnos - Ein kurzes Rütteln von 2-3 Sekunden, gefolgt von einem längeren, ca. 7-8 Sekunden langem starken Rütteln. Mein Bett hat stark gewackelt. Schäden am Haus werden wir morgen im Tageslicht prüfen.
  • Kalavarda - Moderate shaking
  • Kalavarda - Moderate shaking
  • Ialyssos - About 15 seconde, NO damage
  • Ixia - Strong shaking
  • Rhodos - Bed trilde en alles in de kamer was aan het schudden
  • Guvinilik - Geen schade wakker geschud uit slaap ruim 10 second3
  • Dalyan - Strong shaking
  • Rhodos - Ik voelde het bed schudden
  • Rhodos - Strong shaking
  • Kos - Plus kleine naschok
  • Rhodes - Felt like it lasted 30 seconds. No visible damage
  • Pytachorio - 30 seconds
  • Lachania - 1 min lamp ging heen en weer
  • Rhodos - Enkele seconden geschud, bed bewoog,
  • Rhodos - Moderate shaking
  • Rhodos stad - 01:40 sleeping on 3rd floor in rhodos city. Got awake and building was shaking. Went out of bed looking at swimming pool after 1min shaking stoppt and became quite again
  • Kos, Marmari - Schütteln mit klappernden Geräuschen im ganzen Hotel. Danach Überschwemmungen neben einigen Swimming-Pools.
  • Rodos - Ok 2-3 sekund
  • Sultanyia/Dalyan - Ik voelde hotel schudden (bed) ca 5 a 6 seconden. Geen schade
  • Kos - Ca. 5 seconds strong shaking, plus naschok.
  • Faliraki - Lasted for about 10 seconds. A lot are of hotel guests awake. Some me went from outside
  • Patmos - Light movements. Chandelier balances
  • Rhodos stad - Bed ging heen en weer
  • Kusadasi - Le lit de ma chambre hôtel à trembler 7 seconde à 1h35
  • Rhodos - 10 seconden. Bed schudde en douche deur trilde
  • Rhodes - Very strong shaking
  • Kos - Bed was shaking, everything on a table falled down, windows has opened.
  • Kos - Ongeveer 8 seconden schudden en kleine na schok. Spullen omgevallen. En bedden verschoven.
  • Kusadasi mer egee - Ça à trembler à kusadasi 7-10 seconde
  • Ireon - Ok.1 W NOCY ZATRZESLA SIĘ ZIEMIA,TAK ŻE SIEDZĄC W KNAJPIE PRZY BRZEGU ODCZUWALNE BYŁO HUŚTANIE PODŁOGA. BYŁO TO DZIWNE ODCZUCIE.LAMPA ZACZĘŁA SIĘ KOLYSAC NA SUFICIE.WEDŁUG MIEJSCOWYCH NIC NADZWYCZAJNEGO ALE DLA MNIE NIEMIŁE UCZUCIE.
  • Kos - Rond 1.30u plaatselijke tijd begon het bed te schudden en werd verplaatst.Ook de nachtkastjes werden verplaatst.Dit gedurende ongeveer 8 seconden.
  • Psalidi - Rond 1.30u schudde het bed gedurende ongeveer 8 seconden. Nu nog steeds kleine naschokken.
  • Rhodos - Am 21.7.17, ungefähre Zeit 1.30, starkes Beben. Die Betten schüttelte es und auf dem Balkon starkes Schwanken. Dauer: Ca. 30 Sekunden
  • Kos - Strong shaking
  • Kos - Wände wackelten, Betten und Möbel wurden stark geschüttelt, Poolwasser schwappte heraus,
  • Gundogan - Ca 30 seconden hevige beving. Geen schade aan gebouw.
  • Rhodos - 03:30 shocks 15-20 sec
  • Pigadia - Bed moving slightly, hanging lamps swinging. About 20 seconds,about 01:30 hours.
  • Livadia - Impression de tanguer comme dans un bateau durant 15 secondes puis légères répliques 1 heure après puis 30 minutes suivantes
  • Rhodes town - Approx 30 seconds, definitely no more than a minute. We were awake in our hotel room. I was in bed, it started with a large banging sound as though someone was next door banging on the wall (we have a corner room though, so there wasn't another room). Then everything started moving, the building was swaying quite a lot and my friend was in the shower, struggling to stand up. I got up and the building kept shaking and swaying abruptly until it stopped. Lots of mild aftershocks following 24hrs.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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).
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