Turkey, Environment

Magnitude 5 quake jolts western Turkey

No damage, casualties reported so far, says provincial governor

Muharrem Cin   | 31.08.2021
Magnitude 5 quake jolts western Turkey


A magnitude 5 earthquake struck off Turkey's western coast on Tuesday, the country's disaster authority announced.

The quake jolted the Altintas district of Kutahya province at 2.04 p.m. local time (1104GMT), according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

It occurred at a depth of 12.07 kilometers (7.5 miles) below the surface, it added.

Provincial Governor Ali Celik told Anadolu Agency that there have been no reports of damage or casualties.

"I talked to the local village authorities, but no damage has been reported yet," said Celik adding that teams continue to work in the area.​​​​​​​

*Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev from Ankara

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