Earthquake occurs near Turkey’s Aegean coast
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 20
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
An earthquake with a 4.3 magnitude occurred near Turkey’s Aegean coast at 07:55 (GMT + 3), Trend reports citing the Turkish media on Dec. 20.
The epicenter was at a depth of 33 kilometers. No information about the victims has been reported.
Tremors were felt in Turkey’s western Izmir province.
Turkey is located in the seismically active zone, and the country often suffers strong earthquakes, which often lead to casualties. The strongest fluctuations of the Earth's crust in Turkey were recorded in 1999 in the Marmara Sea region. The magnitude of the tremors at that time was 7.4 points and caused the death of more than 18,000 people.
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