Earthquake close to Bodrum, Turkey - also felt on Kos, Greece - October 24, 2017

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Update 09:47 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.7

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2017-10-24 12:36:26

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-10-24 09:36:26

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

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EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Oct 24 11:00 3.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kos town - We were stood in the street outside a pottery shop when we felt the ground shaking for about 10 seconds and things we're smashing on the floor in the shop.
  • Kos - We were sitting in a restaurant and we moved back and forwards it was mad.
  • Kos - Eating lunch in hotel restaurant, daughter and myself were sitting and felt it from start to finish. My oldest child was getting food and saw and felt plates and lighting move. Husband and middle child were walking, felt end. Lasted around 10-15 seconds. No damage was seen. Panicked myself a little
  • Kos - We are in a hotel around 15 minutes drive from Kos town on the beach. We felt strong shaking and the hotel moved from side to side for about 2 seconds.
  • Gumbet - Apartment shook and everything rattled. No damage seen
  • Kos Town - I was looking round some ruins with my family and we saw some ants together surrounding nothing,after the earthquake we realised the ants were evacuating from under ground because apparently they can feel it underground first.I took a photo but when I did the ground shook, me and my sister were amazed,my mom was walking at the time so she didn’t feel it.I was panicking because of the earlier earthquake. We heard some crashing but didn’t know what it was. It was very exciting.
  • Kos Town - We were in cocktail bar for lunch and shock lasted around 10 seconds!Bottles rattled but none broke!
  • Kos - We were in the square outside spice market in Loss two cracking sounds and shudder people running out of tavernas no apparent damage
  • Bodrum - Approx 5 seconds, was on the second storey in vogue hotel and panel came off the wall with the shaking
  • Kos - The hotel restaurant felt like it moved. Lasted about 10 seconds a wall near cracked down the middle and some small stones fell
  • Mastichari - Weak shaking
  • KOS - Was stood up putting towels on the sun beds, when suddenly the ground started moving below me.. a little girl was very scared in the pool and everyone was looking around wondering what had just happened, could see the concrete floor moving.. scary
  • Kos town - Walking after getting of the bus when I noticed buildings shaking violently for about 5 to 10 seconds. Bit shocked but headed to open area with my wife and kids. My son(6)loved it but my daughter(8)was petrified, I'm with her!
  • kos - The earth moved for me
  • Mastichari - Seat shaking doors in hotel shaking strange feeling we all laughed was unsure. We all decided we can definitely say we felt the earth move 😂😂😂😂
  • Kos Town - Heard a low rumble then the floor shook and door rattled for a couple of seconds. No really visible damage to the hotel, but didn't use the lift for a while!
  • GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Oct 24 09:36 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Turgetreis - Light shaking
  • Kos - lasted 15 seconds
  • kos - tables and ground shaking, 15 seconds it lasted
  • Tgikaki - Light shaking
  • Kos - 10 seconds, whole building was shaking
  • Bodrum - Lasted about 4 seconds, no damage noted
  • Kos - Me and my sister where in a feet spa and baring in mind kos is full of old buildings and the foot spa was one of them. We were sat there and there was a light shake and me and my sister looked at each other then looked at a woman near us. Then the shaking grew louder and stronger. My mum ran straight to the shop and shouted ‘run!’ We ran, I grabbed my bag and flew out the shop. Nothings happened since and we’re just waiting.
  • Mastichari - Seemed to be about 5 seconds. Felt chair move with me in it. Doors rattled. Partner was walking, so didn't notice.
  • Kos - We were in an alleyway in Kos town, the shaking lasted about 10 seconds. We heard bricks falling in the distance, didn't witness any damage.
  • Kos - 5-10 seconds
  • Kos - Light shaking on beach 15 seconds
  • Marmaris - About 10 seconds of light shaking while we were in our hotel room
  • Lambi kos - My husband and I were in hotel room at the time of the quake lasted about 5 seconds pool vibrated but not to bad
  • Bodrum - Felt for about 5 seconds. No damage
  • Kos Town - Sitting outdoors at a restaurant having lunch. Shaking felt through the floor, seats & table. Lasted approx 5 seconds.
  • KOS TOWN - We was sat outside a cafè and we felt the floor shake then a Big Bang because we had never experieced one before and everyone ran outside the building we ran but before we moved the tree from behind us was going side to side in mine and my grandads back. We didn’t see anything get damaged but from hearing things from others something’s smashed
  • USGS Bodrum, Turkey Oct 24 09:36 4.6 10 MAP
  • Mastachari - Sitting in a beach taverna having early lunch approx 12.30pm. Tables, chairs and ground shook for around 4 seconds. No damage to buildings or internal fixtures. People stopped and commented on tremor. No other tremors throughout the day.
  • EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Oct 24 09:36 4.6 10 MAP
  • Marmaris - Het was regenachtig en ik lag even op bed tv te kijken. Voelde plotseling mijn bed schudden alsof er een zware vrachtwagen langs reed.




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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    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.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    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.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    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) ?
    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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