Twin earthquakes hit western Turkey

Twin earthquakes hit western Turkey

Twin earthquakes shook western Turkey on Monday morning off the country's Aegean Sea coast, according to the country's disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on its website that the first quake occurred at 8.46 a.m. local time (0546 GMT) with a magnitude of 5.1 and a depth of 20.69 kilometers off Karaburun district of Izmir province.

Only a minute later, this time a 4.8-magnitude quake hit the region at a depth of 7 km, Anadolu Agency reported.

Provincial teams have launched Inspections in the aftermath of the tremors, though no damage or casualties have yet been reported, Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum said on Twitter.

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