Magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolts western Turkey

0

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck Turkey’s western province of Muğla on Sunday, according to the country’s disaster management agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck off the coast of Marmaris at 8:43 p.m. local time (0543GMT). It took place at a depth of 61.41 kilometers (38.1 miles).

No damage or casualties have been reported, according to Marmaris Mayor Mehmet Oktay.

Turkey has a history of powerful earthquakes. On June 24, 41 people were killed when a 6.8 magnitude quake hit the eastern province of Elazığ.

More than 17,000 people were killed in August 1999 when a 7.6 magnitude temblor struck the western city of İzmit, 90 kilometers (55 miles) southeast of İstanbul. About 500,000 people were made homeless.

In 2011 an earthquake struck the eastern city of Van and the town of Erciş, some 100 kilometers (60 miles) to the north, killing at least 523 people.

Liked it? Take a second to support Turkish Minute on Patreon!

LEAVE A REPLY