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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Turkey rocks

Moderate earthquake shakes Turkey's Aegean coast
11/01/2005 - 08:51:55

A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck Turkey’s southern Aegean coast, sending residents into the streets in panic, the Anatolia news agency reported. At least one person was injured.
The quake hit at 01:48 a.m. (11.48pm Irish time) and was centred on the province of Mugla, the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said. Several aftershocks followed.
Quakes are frequent in Turkey, much of which lies atop the active North Anatolian fault.
Two devastating earthquakes killed about 18,000 people in north-western Turkey in 1999.