6 Degree Earthquake Shakes Turkey's Antalya

Society » ENVIRONMENT | December 28, 2013, Saturday // 19:48
Bulgaria: 6 Degree Earthquake Shakes Turkey's Antalya Photo by BGNES

A powerful earthquake of magnitude estimated by local authorities at 6.1 on the Richter scale has been registered Saturday evening in major Turkish resort city of Antalya.

According to the data of the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the magnitude of the tremor was 5.9.

The earthquake occured around 5.22 pm local time near Antalya, located on Turkey's Mediterranean coast.

There are no reports of casualties and destruction, but the quake was felt in Cyprus and even Egypt.

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