4.2 magnitude quake shakes Antalya in Turkey's south

Published 05.02.2019 19:05
Updated 05.02.2019 19:08
Photo courtesy of AFAD.
Photo courtesy of AFAD.

A 4.2 preliminary magnitude earthquake hit Turkey's southern Antalya province Tuesday evening, causing no casualties or damage, according to the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

The earthquake hit the Kumluca district center at 6:11 p.m. local time, AFAD said.

The epicenter of the quake was located at a preliminary depth of 7.31 kilometers.

Meanwhile, Boğaziçi University's Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute reported that they had recorded the epicenter of the tremor as Finike at a magnitude of 4.1.

The earthquake sent some residents running out of their homes onto the Street. It was also felt in nearby provinces.

Antalya was recenty hit by heavy rain and rare tornadoes which wreaked havoc in the Kumluca, Kemer and Finike districts of the southern resort city.

Turkey, situated on major seismic fault lines, is regularly hit by earthquakes. Scientists have warned that the epicenter of Turkey's next big earthquake is likely to occur under the Sea of Marmara, where the North Anatolian Fault (NAF) passes.

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