Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Turkey's western coast

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Turkey's western coast

A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake off the western coast of Turkey and between the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chinos shook buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital of Athens.

The epicentre of the quake was about 84 km northwest of the Turkish coastal city of Izmir, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on its website.

Authorities in Lesbos said dozens of homes were damaged in parts of the island and some roads were closed, but there were no reports of serious injuries. 

Turkey's emergency management agency said there were no reports of casualties in the country, the Independent reported.

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