Strong earthquake hit Rhodes (Greece) and Mugla (Turkey) - June 28, 2020

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Update 19:12 UTC
Moment tensor solution of this quake shows that the rupture likely occurred within the subducting African plane on a NW-SE or SW-NE striking, oblique-reverse fault with a large dextral strike-slip component. Quakes within the subducting plate are more often and usually weaker than quake that can occur right on the subduction zone ("megathrust"). Their damage potential is also lower as they are happening in a greater depth.

Update 18:04 UTC
The Geophysical Observatory Athens has updated the quake to Magnitude 5.4. It occurred in a depth of 51 km.

A rather strong earthquake between the Greek island Rhodes and the Turkish mainland was felt on Sunday evening. According to the Geophysical Observatory in Athens, the quake reached Magnitude 5.3. It occurred in a depth of 40 km near the interface of the Hellenic Arc subduction.

The quake felt strongly in northern Rhodes (including the islands capital) and parts of the Turkish region Mugla. Weak shaking was felt as far as Crete (Greece) and Izmir, Antalya and even in high-rise buildings in Istanbul (Turkey) and Cairo (Egypt). expects minor damage being possible in Rhodes and Mugla. However, no widespread destruction is likely. There is no tsunami threat!

This is the 4th strong quake hitting Turkey within three weeks. Prior quakes have caused damage and injuries in the provinces Bingöl, Van and Manisa. 2020 is so far the seismically most active year for Turkey in many years, including several strong and destructive quake. Therefore Turkey is currently the country with the highest earthquake losses 2020.

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Magnitude : 5.4

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2020-06-28 17:43:29

Depth (Hypocenter) : 40 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 28 23:45 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ialysos, Rhodes - Around 6 seconds. No damage,in an anti-earthquake building but a wood pile across from us partly collapsed killing our cat's kittens.
  • Marmaris - It lasted short, first there was mild wobbling and as I was trying to figure out one strong hit shaked which made me scream (though I am used to earthquakes since 1999 earthquake of Istanbul), my cat hid deep under kitchen cabinets which is very unlikely of him.
  • USGS 13 Km S Of Marmaris, Turkey Jun 28 17:43 5.5 62 MAP
    GEOFON Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jun 28 17:43 5.4 71 MAP
    EMSC Dodecanese Is.-turkey Border Reg Jun 28 17:43 5.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mugla - Very strong shaking, sofa moved, items inside cupboards moved. Buildings opposite swayed. No damage occured.
  • Cairo - No damage to anything. Shaking lasted for 2 to 5 seconds.
  • Limassol - Weak shaking
  • Mugla - Strong shaking
  • MUĞLA - Loud noise followed by shaking the chair I was in....few seconds then stopped. No damage.
  • Cairo - a few seconds
  • Kos - About 30 seconds, no damage, the house is well built
  • North coast - It felt like a tremor.
  • Cairo - Moderate shaking
  • North coast Egypt - Weak shaking
  • Giza - 2 minutes
  • EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 28 13:42 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Crete, Greece Jun 28 11:18 4.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Crete, Greece Jun 28 11:18 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    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.
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    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.
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    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.
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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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    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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