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5 earthquakes shake Aegean Sea off Turkey's Mugla coast

1st quake occurred at 3.30 a.m. local time at depth of 6 kilometers

Isa Toprak   | 12.10.2020
5 earthquakes shake Aegean Sea off Turkey's Mugla coast

ANKARA 

Five earthquakes jolted Turkey's Aegean region on early Monday, according to the nation’s disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said a magnitude 4.8 quake occurred at 3.30 a.m. local time (0030GMT) at a depth of 6 kilometers (3.7 miles).

It struck 173 kilometers (107 miles) off the coast of Datca district in Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla.

A second earthquake with a 4.2 magnitude struck in the Aegean Sea at 3.44 a.m. local time, AFAD said.

The Turkish agency reported another earthquake with a 5.0 magnitude in the Aegean Sea at 07.11 a.m. local time.

It said a total of five quakes -- three of them over magnitude 4 -- have occurred in the region since the first one struck at 03.30 a.m. Monday.

No casualties or damage have been reported.

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