5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts western Turkey | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

13 July, Monday


5.5-magnitude earthquake jolts western Turkey

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A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Turkey’s western province of Manisa on Friday,EDNews.net reports citing Anadolu Agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said the quake struck near the Saruhanli district at 10.21 a.m. local time (0721GMT). It originated at a depth of 9.2 kilometers (30,183 feet).

No damage and casualties have been reported so far, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said in a tweet.

Manisa Governor Yasar Karadeniz said the assessment studies are underway.

"So far, we have not had any aftershocks in Manisa," Karadeniz added.

Tremors of the quake were also felt in some other provinces, including Izmir, Bursa, Balikesir, Aydin, Istanbul, and Kutahya.

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