Magnitude 4.8 quake strikes off southwestern Turkey

Earthquake occurs near Datca district in Mugla province

Ömer Olcay   | 17.04.2021
Magnitude 4.8 quake strikes off southwestern Turkey


A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck off the Aegean coast near Turkey’s southwestern Mugla province, the country's disaster agency said Saturday.

According to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), the quake took place at 8.08 p.m. (1708GMT)

It occurred 7.3 kilometers (4.5 miles) below the surface and its epicenter was 29.6 kilometers (18.3 miles) away from Datca district.

According to the governorship and AFAD, no negative report has been received, Deputy Interior Minister Ismail Catakli said on Twitter.

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