A forceful 5.1 magnitude earthquake rattled the Aegean Sea this morning.
According to the Bosphorus University Kandilli Meteorology and Earthquake Research Institute, the 5.1 magnitude earthquake which took place at 10:17 Monday morning, had an epicenter based in the Aegean Sea.
At 10:30, a second earthquake with an epicenter based in the Aegean Sea rattled at a 4.2 magnitude. EARTHQUAKE FELT IN SURROUNDING PROVINCES
The earthquake was felt in Izmir, Aydın as well as in the surrounding provinces of Çanakkale and Balıkesir.
Earlier this morning, at 9:42, a 3 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter based 14.4 kilometers' deep was felt in Izmir's Dikili district, which resulted in short term panic amongst citizens that felt the quake.
A SERIES OF AFTERSHOCKS FOLLOWED According to the Bosphorus University Kandilli Meteorology and Earthquake Research Institute Directorate officials, following the 5.1 earthquake, there were a series of medium-level aftershocks which took place between 10:30 and 10:42, which measured 4.1, 2.6 and 3.7 on the Richter Scale.