( AP ) - A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 shook southwest Turkey on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The epicenter of the quake was about 280 miles southwest of the capital Ankara.
Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey, much of which lies atop the active North Anatolian fault.
Two devastating earthquakes killed about 18,000 people in northwestern Turkey in 1999. In 2003, an earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude collapsed a school dormitory in Bingol, in southeast Turkey, killing 83 children.