5.3 earthquake hits Turkish tourist hotspot

Published on : Tuesday, August 8, 2017

bodrumTurkey has been hit by 5.3 magnitude earthquake as per the US Geological Survey reports.


The quake struck 15km (about nine miles) southeast of the Aegean coastal town of Bodrum, at a depth of 10km, the USGS said. There is a popular holiday resort of Bodrum however there is no immediate reportage of any injuries.


According to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management agency, the earthquake, which struck just before 11am (0800 GMT), had a preliminary magnitude of 4.9.


The residents at Izmir, which is the third largest city of Turkey, felt light tremors from the earthquake.


Bodrum is a popular resort amongst the international holidaymakers.


The quake comes a month after two people were killed and more than 200 injured after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Bodrum and the Greek island of Kos, triggering a tsunami.


A more powerful earthquake of about 6.3 magnitude had struck the western coast of Turkey which rattled the buildings from the Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital of Athens.

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