Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts Muğla’s Datça in southwestern Turkey

Published 22.01.2019 23:44

An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 rattled Muğla's Datça district just south of Bodrum in western Turkey late Tuesday, according to the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

The quake hit at 23:12 p.m. (EET), AFAD said, adding that it struck at a depth of around 65,88 km.

No damage or injuries were reported.

Turkey is among the world's most seismically active countries as it is situated on a number of active fault lines. In the latest earthquake-related disaster, more than 600 people died in October 2011 in the eastern province of Van after a 7.2 magnitude quake and powerful aftershocks.

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