4.6-magnitude quake strikes western Turkey: Report

AFP , Saturday 19 May 2012

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck western Turkey Saturday, but caused no deaths or injuries, Anatolia news agency reported.

The quake hit the Gulf of Gokova at 1221 GMT, causing a short panic on Turkey's western coast that attracts millions of tourists every year, Anatolia reported citing local authorities. The quake was the strongest among several that have hit the Mediterranean gulf throughout the week, data from Turkey's Istanbul-based Kandilli seismological institute showed.


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