7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Turkey: report

The earthquake was recorded 14 km from the Greek city of Neon Karlovasian. (Representative)


The US Geological Survey said on Friday that a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of western Turkey, with initial reports indicating damage to buildings but no casualties.

The USGS said the earthquake was recorded 14 kilometers (8.6 mi) from the Greek town of Neon Carlovacian on the island of Samosas in the Aegean Sea.

Turkish government agency AFAD reported a low intensity of 6.6 for the earthquake, which reached a depth of 16.5 kilometers.

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