Earthquakes jolt Turkey

  10 May 2019    Read: 1539
Earthquakes jolt Turkey

Two earthquakes were recorded in the Sea of Marmara in Turkey, the Turkish media reports. 

The first 3.3-magnitude earthquake occurred at 18:56 (GMT+3). The epicenter was at a depth of 15.4 kilometers.

The second 3.6-magnitude earthquake occurred at 19:05. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.6 kilometers.

Turkey is located in a seismically active zone and earthquakes occur quite often, leading to casualties. The most powerful fluctuations of the earth's crust in the country were noted in 1999 in the Marmara Sea region.

The magnitude of aftershocks then was 7.4. The earthquake caused the deaths of about 18,000 people


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