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Strong quake in Turkey rocks eastern Greek islands

Featured Strong quake in Turkey rocks eastern Greek islands

A strong earthquake shook western Turkey at 10:21 this morning and was felt on Greek islands near the Turkish coast.

According to the Euro-Mediterranean Institute, the quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and occurred 38 km northeast of Manisa and 71 km northeast of Izmir, and only 10 km deep. After the initial quake, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook.

According to AMNA, the quake was felt strongly on the east coast of Lesvos and Chios. According to the first measurements of the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale, focusing on the Turkish coast, 117 kilometers east - southeast of Mytilene.

CNN Turk reports that the quake measured 5.6 on the Richter scale and was felt from Balikesir and Aydin to Bursa and Istanbul. Many social media users reported feeling the quake. Milliyet, meanwhile, said the quake, which struck at 10:21 a.m., had a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale and was located in the Manisa region, where its governor, Yasar Karadeniz, said no damage had been reported so far.

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook eastern Turkey yesterday, specifically in the town of Ozalp in Van province near the border with Iran.